Know your limitations — ADD Tip o the day 95

I think that I’m a good writer.  It’is probably useful to me to think that, but unfortunately, I know, or perhaps better, I know that unfortunately, it is not true.  I am a lousy writer.  I am in the middle of draft 16 of the book, which means I have read over every word of it 15 times, and I am still appalled at some of the ways I have expressed things, still in the 16th draft.  I am having to make a lot of changes, and it’s embarassing to think what some of my reviewers have had to wade through. I am a lousy writer.  

But hopefully it may be like driving.  I am a lousy driver.  However, I’ve always thought that being aware that I am a lousy driver has made me a pretty good driver, because I know that I need to be very careful.  Yes, I do drive pretty fast, but I drive fast very carefully. 

So maybe I am a good enough writer to be able to recognize how lousy some of the stuff I write is.


“It’s a good man who knows his limitations.”

Dirty Harry (aka Clint Eastwood)

About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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