As a dyslexic writer I was hoping to start a conversation about it. It’s quite a struggle to write when I can’t spell the words right. I do have some tools to help me though. I have a great spellchecker that makes sure that my ‘and’s don’t constantly stay ‘nad’s and my words stay in the right order. Maybe someday I’ll turn it off and write a post without and see what everyone thinks about it.
Dyslexia doesn’t mean stupid, a lot of people think that. It doesn’t mean that you can’t learn, it just makes learning harder. I fight to read and I fight to write, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy them. Sometimes, when I am tired, I find that I just can’t make my brain process words. I can’t make my mind work right. When I am tired I can’t read and have to slowly decipher every word that I am trying to ingest. It’s a struggle, but worth it.
Right now my mind is tired. I’m having to double check every word that goes onto the screen. Everything that I see feels slightly fuzzy and I have to pause a lot to make sure that I’m doing it right, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I can envision things in three dimensions because of this problem. Reading is more difficult, but I can picture the shape of a molecule easily. I can’t tell my left from my right but I can watch a TV show and not tell whether it is in 3-D or not because my mind naturally makes shadows and shading do the job they were supposed to. In some ways I have a challenge, but in others I am blessed and for that I am always thankful. I wouldn’t change dyslexia for the world, not for a dang thing. I see the world a little differently for it, and that makes me stand out.
I have a question for everyone reading this. What challenges do you face when you write? Feel free to tell me because I would love to know.