Writing brain and speaking brain verbalize differently for me, I have found. I’m considered a passable conference speaker, and, from friendly conversations to client meetings, I’m rarely at a loss for words. But the ideas I’m able to articulate with my mouth are nothing, absolutely nothing, to those I can sometimes share while writing.
I’ve felt this way for quite a long time. It’s always been difficult for me to coherently formulate a thought on the fly. Don’t get me wrong, I’m capable, and I may sound passible, but I do not do as well as when I write.