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Part self-help memoir, part quick-start guide. Let's banish the shame and get it together. From the writer behind The ADHD Homestead.
Part self-help memoir, part quick-start guide. Let's banish the shame and get it together. From the writer behind The ADHD Homestead.
Part self-help memoir, part quick-start guide. Let's banish the shame and get it together. From the writer behind The ADHD Homestead.
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Order from Chaos: Build a Good Life With Adult ADHD

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When we get organized, we're not competing for the tidiest home. We're building the foundation for a satisfying life. To do what you want to do, to chase what you really want, to feel truly self-confident, you must feel in control of your life.

Too many adults with ADHD have never known that feeling. We feel left out of traditional organize-your-life strategies. We feel like they can't work for us. Our shame snowballs, and we give up hope.

I'm ADHD Homestead blogger Jaclyn Paul. In Order from Chaos, I'll help you break the cycle.

Part self-help memoir, part quick-start guide, Order from Chaos is the first step to ditching your shame, easing your anxiety, and finally getting organized.

Between plenty of embarrassing personal anecdotes to put you at ease, you'll find advice on:

  • Reducing clutter
  • Actually putting things away where they belong
  • Getting control over your calendar and to-do list
  • Organizing your social life so you can be a better friend
  • Making your smart phone work for you
  • Finishing those lingering projects
  • Paring down your commitments without feeling limited
  • Reaching Inbox Zero
  • Remembering (almost) everything
  • Organizing a family with ADHD
  • ...and more

Since I founded The ADHD Homestead in 2014, I've written over 100,000 words about my experiences building a good life with adult ADHD. These words have reached tens of thousands of people around the world.

Order from Chaos draws from my years of writing, research, and involvement in the ADHD community, plus my personal experience. As a stay-at-home mom and novelist leading a very ADHD household, I've learned as much through my own trial and error as I have from books and experts.

But enough about me -- let's get started.

Rewards

Most of the rewards are explained just fine on the right, but you really need to see these stickers. All designs are durable, life-proof, and guaranteed to start a conversation.

"ADHD Zone" 4.5" x 3.5"
"ADHD Zone" 4.5" x 3.5"

 

"H in ADHD" 6" x 1.25"
"H in ADHD" 6" x 1.25"

 

"Social Cues" 3" x 2.5"
"Social Cues" 3" x 2.5"

 

"Doing My Best" 6.25" x 1"
"Doing My Best" 6.25" x 1"

Budget

Picking up a book is no small thing for some folks with ADHD. I respect that commitment. I'm going to give you a top-notch book that's approachable and fun to read. Most of my budget will support professional design and editorial services.

Of course, I have money set aside for overhead, like Kickstarter fees, and for swag. Combined, these make up around 20% of the project budget.

Stretch Goals

Stretch Goal #1: paperback edition!

I want a copy of this book for my shelf. Don't you? Hard copies look and feel pretty. You can flip around for a passage you want to reference. If you're an underliner like me, sometimes a hard copy helps you focus and read carefully.

With the excellent print-on-demand options available today, paperbacks don't require that much more money to produce. To bring Order from Chaos to paperback, all I need is an ISBN and a few more hours of design work for the spine and back cover.

If Order from Chaos reaches $1700, we'll have a paperback.

Help me get there. Keep spreading the word. In the meantime, I know some of you want an audiobook, and I'm doing my research on that.

Risks and challenges

Folks, I have ADHD. I'm a walking risk and challenge! We all know someone with ADHD who has too many irons in the fire and never seems to deliver on their big ideas.

That said, I've published regularly at The ADHD Homestead since 2014. It's time for the content to grow. I've also completed an 87,000-word novel. And I mean completed, with tons of revisions, not just a first draft. I may be distracted, but I'm stubborn, and I do know how to finish a project. I have a family, and sometimes things happen and we experience project delays, but I'm confident in my ability to get this done.

I already have vendors lined up for all the products and services I've promised you. All I need is your support to get it all rolling.

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    1 DAY ONLY: courthouse vignette

    Make my day at jury duty infinitely more fun!

    Did you know I'm a fiction writer, too? I put my first story to paper before I went to kindergarten. Before cell phones or knitting or any of that fanciness, writing was my fidget.

    While I'm off the grid at jury duty, just me and my notebook, I'll need something to fill my lonely hours. But my day cooped up in the courthouse can be your gain! Give $30 to Order from Chaos and I'll mail you a one-of-a-kind, handwritten vignette based on my day observing government bureaucracies and the general public. I can't promise what yours will be, but you'll get 200ish words in your mailbox to entertain and delight.

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    Interview me on The ADHD Homestead

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    The organizing plan includes a written summary, plus the step-by-step goals, to-do lists, and shopping lists necessary to complete your project. You'll receive your plan as an attractive PDF file.

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