You Heard It Here: Hollywood Pain Part 1 — 10 Comments

  1. Yes. I have poor perishable vision. I was suppose to be doing a stage slap in the play Dylan. Barry Corbin was playing Dylan long before he became a well know character actor. One night my aim was off and the heel of my hand hit him hard in the jaw. He said he got dizzy for a few seconds. I felt terrible.

    • Hi Susan,
      Oh wow! Ouch! Poor guy. Poor you! Sounds like no one taught him how to snap his head to the side to make it look convincing. Hopefully, you can look back on it and laugh. Thanks for coming by!

  2. Hi Dee J.

    It’s great to pursue what you love, but sometimes…love hurts! 😉 I’ve only had to deliver emotional pain, in the form of writing critiques. I’ve been on the receiving end of this kind of pain plenty of times, so I know it cuts deep to realize a story you’ve struggled to perfect, put your heart & soul into…something you LOVE…falls short of wonderful on someone else’s far more balanced scale.

    Because I’ve been there myself, I approach critiquing much the same way you approached your purse wallop–try to deliver the pain as gently as possible, but without pulling my punches so much I don’t get the job done. It’s a fine line.

    • Hi Samanthe,
      Oh, I so totally hear what you’re saying! You are spot on with the balance of critiquing. But, I honestly feel the pain of a good CP is worth the price if it means we put out stronger books! Thanks for dropping in!

  3. When my first born had jaundice we had to admit him to the hospital and they had to test his blood often to test it. They poked his tiny feet and squeezed drops out of them and I had to hold him as they did it. So, I didn’t administer the pain, but I had to allow it to happen. It was one of the most torturous times of my life. I don’t cry easily, but that made me break down.

    • Hi Kate,
      Ugh, that’s the worst! I remember having to hold my daughter down when they set her broken toe. Same horrible experience. They said the pain shot would hurt nearly as much plus the anxiety of having to wait 15 minutes for it to take effect before they yanked her toe back into place. There was no winning. I’m glad she survived it. LOL. (Better than I did, I think!) Thanks for stopping in!

  4. I’m a retired nurse, I know how to deliver pain. Lol I once tried to spank my daughter for shoplifting ( at the age of three). Couldn’t do it very well and we both agreed it happened and it was time to move on. Hitting doesn’t come natural to me thank goodness!

    • Hi Lynne,
      Yeah… I spanked my daughter once at about the same age and didn’t like the feeling at all. I never did it again. Not to say that hitting doesn’t come natural to me, LOL, since my sister and I used to have some knock down drag out fights. But I’m not good at hitting kids. Haha.

  5. Always fun to read of your Hollywood adventures, Dee J. even if some involve inflicting pain. 🙂 I’m like Lynne, an ex-RN, so yeah, I’ve delivered pain in my life but always with the intention of a successful healing result. Eventually.

    • Hi Robena,
      Glad you’ve enjoyed the stories! The next one involves receiving pain. LOL. And it’s a doozie! At least you knew you were inflicting pain for the better good. I would think that makes it much easier to dish out. Thanks for dropping in!