First, the evil kind: I became very, very ill recently. Fortunately, that particular dragon turned out to be fairly easy to vanquish. I had a one week follow up appointment with my primary care physician today--my heart rate is back to normal--which accounts for my energy and strength having returned. The pain is gone as well. Turns out the problem was the med we had added to deal with an increase in the intensity of the Tourette. Which brings me to the next type of dragon.
My tics can be very, very gross motor--which makes actually holding still enough to write difficult. I *can* suppress my tics much of the time, but that entails constant, conscious effort--not all that compatible with the "creative flow." It's also fatiguing and,sometimes I just can summon up the extra effort to suppress my tics outside of work. I recently learned about "Dragon" software which allows for dictation--I'm looking into the possibilities that "Dragon" might help by at least allowing me to dictate drafts that I could then go back and edit. (The editing stage being less in the "creative flow." Anyone have experience with this?