As a writer, I tend to retreat mentally, a lot. My family will be talking to me and then all of a sudden I think about a perfect line my MC would say in a certain situation, and I'm off again. Sometimes, I just start staring off into space, and my kids will joke about it, saying, "And, we've lost her!" Do any of my writer friends ever find themselves in similar situations?
A long, long, time ago, (in a galaxy far away) when I was born, there were no cute acronyms for kids like me. Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) had no name, no diagnosis. My poor mom didn't have a clue what to do with me. She couldn't throw me on meds and call it a day. It didn't help that I followed two superior beings, my older sisters. They were both extremely intelligent, high achievers, super quiet, polite, well-mannered and overall perfect children to raise.
I will never forget the joy and delight on the teacher's faces, when they saw my last name on their rosters. And I certainly won't forget their hard disappointment when they quickly realized I was nothing like my two older sisters!! (For example, my sister Adrienne graduated from high school with the label of "Class Shy" and three years later, I graduated with the title of "Most Talkative" )
Anyone else struggle with this type of brain fog? If so, how does it affect your writing? Your every day life?