The Saltstraumen maelstrom, Norway. Photo by Arvid Høidahl on Unsplash

Mental maelstroms & dopamine sandwiches (ADHD writers)

In which I am interviewed on a podcast about ADHD

“Aggressively unhelpful writing advice.”

“Just open up your legs and stuff it in.”

“I love bread. I feel sorry for people who can’t eat bread.”

“Sort your face out.”

“You know, the Romantic poets have a lot to answer for.”

☝🏼 Just a handful of things you’ll hear on this podcast episode featuring me! Hurrah!

I love the phrase “aggressively unhelpful”—it’s very diplomatic. Coined by Katy Weber, who interviewed me for her Women & ADHD podcast, which is so good.

My episode is out now, and you can listen to it right here.

I love the title Katy has given the episode, too: “Mental maelstroms & dopamine sandwiches”.

In it, we talk about:

  • How I accidentally ended up with three TinySheep.
  • What my diagnosis meant for me, and why I’m profoundly grateful for it.
  • How I combat the aggressively unhelpful writing advice that stops so many people from writing their books.
  • The shame and horror of oversharing in polite company (and a funny story about hollow legs).
  • Why my book coaching approach is based on people’s individual brains, not a one-size-fits-all “solution” that solves nothing.

The interview was really good fun, I laughed a lot, and I hope you enjoy it too.

You should totally subscribe to The Women & ADHD Podcast too — even if you’re not neurodivergent, there’ll be episodes in there that are super helpful, because this is all a continuum.

There is no “normal”.

There is just people, with different brains and experiences and abilities, and no one-size-fits-all for anything.

So, if you want to write a book, find your way of doing it.

And if you want help from someone who will never try to stuff you in a box that’s too small for you, maybe I can help.

Drop me an email and let’s talk.

There are 3 ways to work with me this summer:

  1. Schedule a Book Booster Session here for a lightning-fast problem solving sesh.
  2. Join me on a Book Breakthrough Jam for a more intensive dive into your book.
  3. Book a full-on VIP Day to make thrilling progress on your nonfiction book.