Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A.D.O.L.A.B

Ever sat down to do something and been distracted?  Ever wanted to get on with a job and got lost in your thoughts?  You may have ADOLAB.

This a recently diagnosed condition that seems to affect writers more than any other group, though it has been known to hit other creative people.  What does the acronym stand for?

- Attention Deficit Oooh, Look A Butterfly...

It happens when you sit down to work on your latest novel or short story and you get distracted.  It can be something in a garden, the bath that you remember has to be cleaned, or the cat litter tray that needs de-odourising.  Anything that distracts you from the task at hand: writing.

Research shows that teenagers suffer from a similar condition, ADYHM (Attention Deficit You Hate Me) when they are approached by their parents to help around the house.

It may not afflict you, but be aware of the signs, for tomorrow you too may suddenly find the urge to write has been replaced by a desire to clean the house.


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5 comments:

DRC said...
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DRC said...

lol...I have this!!!

I couldn't help but notice though, the way someone with a passionate hate for cats likes to remind people how much they smell, and how distracting it can be. Never mind how distracting their purr is when they want attention; how they brush up against you to remind you that they are still there; and then how they try to walk all over your laptop when you still ignore them. I find THIS more distracting...never mind the smell. But I wouldn't be without...

T. Anne said...

Oh I definitely have that. Thanx for the diagnosis. It always feels better to have a name attached to the problem.

Martin Willoughby said...

I LOVE CATS...in certain ways...grilled, fried, boiled etc.

And it's always nice to have a name to put to any problem: gives a good excuse next time someone tells you about it.

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