One of the hallmark characteristics of gifted children and adults is an incredibly high-performance standard. While this is a fabulous thing, and the very thing that can propel many gifted individuals to excel, it can also be the thing that causes complete and utter stagnation. For me, it is often the latter. Especially if I … Continue reading When High Performance Standards Hinders Forward Progress
"He has no heart." "She's all heart." "My heart just isn't in this." But the heart is a muscle that pumps our blood and oxygen through our bodies. That is all. When we make statements like the ones above, we are really talking about brain function. Somewhere along the line, probably long before humans knew … Continue reading The Heart Wants What the Heart Wants
Earlier this month, Christine talked about the usefulness of picking a theme for the year. Later, Jen touched on the subject in her recent post. This sounds like a good and worthy thing to accomplish. I think it would help me with setting goals, and staying on track with what I want to accomplish. What … Continue reading How Do I Pick a Theme?
Yes, I went there. I used a Barry Manilow song title for this blog post. Due to recent events in the news, which I think most of us are aware, I am having a difficult time finding a way to write about "Joy" again this month. (Notice that I'm posting this much later in the … Continue reading Tryin’ to Get That Feelin’ Again
I'm on my new blog today, sharing a tiny snippet from my new WiP. Hope you enjoy!
Today I have two posts over at my new blog - one about a fabulous reality TV series that I am hopelessly addicted to - the GLEE Project. I've even included an awesome video with that one. Later tonight, I'll be posting my blog chain entry about research. Yea, I know...but I promise research IS … Continue reading Twofer Tuesday…
Hey guys - just popping in to say that I'm hanging out with Sheri A Larsen today on her Graffiti Wall and wow, she asked some GREAT questions! Stop by for a chance to win a copy of 101 Success Secret for Gifted Kids AND a 5-page crit. WOO HOO!!! Also, if you haven't made it … Continue reading I interrupt this break….
Before I get to today's post, I wanted to share something I discovered last night... 101 SUCCESS SECRETS FOR GIFTED KIDS was recently nominated for the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented's Legacy Book Awards. I am so thrilled and humbled to be part of such an amazing group of nominees this year. Wow... … Continue reading Priorities – Writing, Blogging and Life
Yep, it's true....I am in revision-hell! It feels so much worse than the last time I played in the revision playground. So much messier. Perhaps it's because this particular novel was word-vomited Nano style. Or perhaps it's because the POV and tense has changed about...um...three hundred million times as I was fleshing out the book. Whatever … Continue reading The Seventh Circle of … REVISIONS….