Celebrity Boxing

Writing Wednesday/Writing Past Insecurities

 

Writing Wednesday

Typewriter Pink

On Wednesdays I like to share information I picked up along my journey to being published, marketing my first book, editing and preparing to be published again. Information that I wish someone would have shared with me, back then…

If you like the information I hope you will share it!

Writing Past Insecurities

Do your palms get sweaty when someone ask if they can read what you are working on, does the thought of submitting a query letter to an agent give you insomnia, have you been polishing a novel for three years, how about the fear of rejection does that make you nauseous? Or worse yet what if nobody wants to read your work.

Every creative soul is at one time or another, in their life plagued with insecurities. It isn’t always a bad thing. If we didn’t fear failure would our writing be any good?  It would be boring and uninspired.

Confidence and fear live together in our heads and we need to get along with both of them. Fear fuels our creativity.

It’s when those insecurities prevent us from moving forward, submitting our work or even cause us to give up writing altogether that we need to make some changes. It makes sense to be afraid to cross railroad tracks when we see a train coming- it makes no sense to be afraid to submit an article to a magazine, a book to an agent or a guest post to another blogger.

Try writing down the answers to these questions:

  •  If you could not be afraid of anything for twenty-four-hours what would you do?
  •  What specifically are you afraid of when it comes to your writing?
  •  What is the worst thing that can happen when it comes to your writing?
  •  What is the absolute best, dream quality thing that you can imagine happening regarding your writing?
  •  What would you tell another writer, a friend who was feeling insecure about their writing skills?

Happy not unhappy poster

Has something specific happened to damage your confidence? Your writing will never, ever be liked by everyone. If you want to be a writer there is no way around rejection. It happens and it happens often. I received 93 rejection letters for Bristol boyz Stomp, fifteen requests for partial reads, nine-requests for full reads and six offers.

A few months ago I submitted (donated) a short story for an anthology. The letter I received said my writing wasn’t quite ready for publishing. My feelings were hurt for two-minutes and I resubmitted the story to a magazine and they bought it.

 

Quotes Just Write Dont worry

 

What can you do to keep your insecurities from becoming unhealthy?

Do not compare yourself to other writers, ever.

Being prepared is a great way to keep insecurities in check. Work comfortable, have everything you need when you sit down to write, pens, paper, research information and of course coffee, tea or snacks.

When you look better, you always feel better.

Friend supportive, kind people and be a supportive kind friend.

Don’t over think your writing but learn your craft. Join writers groups, attend conferences and workshops.

Quotes Believe in yourself

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy witches, biketoberfest, hayrides and marshmallows…

I have no idea how many #Friday Fragment’s posts I‘ve shared. I know it is more than three years worth because I remember sharing about my youngest granddaughter’s birth and she turned three in June.

I am so grateful to Mrs. 4444 and this group of bloggers.  If you want to make real blogging friends please feel free to check out Friday Fragments. You will find all of the information here:

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City Tavern, Can you believe this caused Mental Health Problems and Riding for History…

I am so happy Friday Fragments is not part of our national park system and I am so glad our Ride for History was last weekend and not this weekend.

Friday Fragments is a gathering of bloggers from all over the world that have one thing in common. They have busy lives and at the end of the week, they need to unwind and let go of a few thoughts or fragments.

If you are interested in joining us, you are welcome and you can get all of the details from our loyal, committed and lovely host here:

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Casting Call, Champions of Tomorrow Series continues and Feldman is on the move…

Celebrity Boxing founder, Damon Feldman seems to have struck gold again with his latest venture, Champions of Tomorrow.

The events feature just what the name implies, the next generation of boxing greats. Damon has the knack or should I say the talent, he no doubt inherited from his well -respected father, Marty Feldman, the most qualified boxing trainer on the east coast, to put together cards with the hungriest of young boxing talent.

The first two Champions of Tomorrow events took place in a small, intimate club setting and were huge successes. With firm roots starting to take hold, it is time for this venture to move into a larger venue, perhaps a casino setting and time for Damon who is not happy unless he is juggling several big projects to help a friend in a major way.

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Champions of Tomorrow

Those of you that follow this blog know what a fan I am of boxing, and what a fierce advocate I am of dreamers. My friend Damon Feldman fits both.  The 9-0 professional boxer and owner of Celebrity Boxing  and Champions of Tomorrow has a huge heart and dreams God-sized dreams.

When a neck injury ended his 9-0 professional boxing career, Damon Feldman created Celebrity Boxing. What else was the sidelined champion, son of Hall of Fame boxer/trainer Marty Feldman supposed to do?

Celebrity Boxing has been around for more than a decade and has had its share of bouts with 15 minutes of fame. There was Todd Bridges vs. Vanilla Ice, Paula Jones vs. Tanya Harding, Octo-Mom vs. Michelle (Bombshell) McGee and Danny Bonaduce vs. Barry Williams. Then Damon sued Octo-Mom for stealing a ring from him and won. He also sued Michael Lohan for not showing up to a fight and won.

It was never easy but Celebrity Boxing made Damon a celebrity and earned him a cool million.

Damon Feldman                                                 Damon Feldman

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More Twitter Trash Talking brings about the return of Celebrity Boxing…

The other day instead of writing, I was trolling twitter. I follow Tori Spelling McDermott and saw she tweeted a comment about a tattoo her husband Dean got in a sensitive area to surprise her. Innocently (really) I clicked over to his feed to see if there was a photo. What I saw was a lot of twitter trash talk.

I know I don’t know these people in ‘real’ life but I did watch every episode of their reality show and I adore this couple and their children. I like them.

Tori's Family

 

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