Friday, January 30, 2015

Excentrique Spring 2015 first impressions

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The 2015 collection is called Crystal Palace and is named after the glass Palace in Hyde Park in the mid 19th century.
The ‘print’ for this collection is an interesting twill like with a very Victorian theme of birds and nature bugs and flowers. It comes in blue and a soft pink. From the photos it looks like they’ll release two dress styles a blouse, and a skirt.

 


An organdy dress and what also looks like the blouse. The blouse is shown with an interesting bust covering JSK demon skirt. Usually Excentrque does these under bust.


Dolly Dream is a ‘20s inspired dropped-waist  dress. It seems to be come in a light pink/lavender color.


Another cape matched with a pinstripe corset skirt.



A typical Excentrique style JSK, lovely gold looking trim. 




















An interesting shirred blouse shown in both black and white.


Sailor dress. The color is an interesting sea foam green



Another 20s inspired look with a high collar and a soft look. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

OOTD


My last out fit of the day. I ran to the mall to grab some new chap stick...and ended up with a new tea tin.
Blouse: Ichigo 15
Skirt&hat: Enchantilly
Corset: Excentrique
Doll necklace:  Taradoll
Bracelet: Rekami Stworzone


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Updated writing calendar

I changed a few things here and there for my writing calender.

Jan 19~23
Write but something other than story
Write 2 songs everyday

Jan 24~30
·         Reprint story in different font
·         Make a list of ‘set ups’ with page number and list ‘pay off’ with page number.
Ex: talk about a pool table, and then use it in a later scene
·         Are minor characters interesting? Make them unique and add to the drama of story
·         Gather all opening paragraphs. Are they varied? If not change.
·         Gather all ending paragraphs. Do they make you want to read more?
·         Describe any changes that are needed and how to change

January 31~March 19
Draft 3
Rewrite each scene and sequel/make sure already written ones correct
A chapter a day with a day break ever other week
 Make changes that you noted from previous
Hand out to beta readers for their comments. Give beta readers a deadline

March 20~27
Write but something other than story
Write 2 songs everyday

March 28~April 4
Reprint story in different font
·         Rank chapters worst to best
·         Cut out character thoughts, instead show how they feel.
·         Describe one thing in the room, not the whole room (Bell)
·         Describe each main character without saying what they look like or what they do.  Can’t then they are flat and need fixing.  (Star Wars)
·         Make/print out calendar for the story. Check dates.
·         Check with beta reader’s comments
·         Describe any changes that are needed and how to change

April 5~ May 10
Draft 4
Make changes that you noted from previous. Fix worst to best
Hand out to beta readers for their comments. Give beta readers a deadline



May 11~18
Write but something other than story
Write 2 songs everyday


May 19~May 25
Print story in different font
·         Are minor characters interesting? Make them unique and add to the drama of story
·         List the themes. Do the threads carry throughout the story?
·         Check that each chapter flows onto the next in a logical order
·         Skip around in the book. Does every part feel like it’s written by the same person?
·         Choose words carefully, take some out/put some in?
·         Describe any changes that are needed and how to change

May 26~June 15
Draft 5
Make changes that you noted from previous

June 16 ~ July 1
Sent draft to get line edited
Work on
·         query letter
·         synopsis
·         elevator pitch

July 2 ~24
Sent query letter and synopsis to editor
Fix things editor suggested
Practice query letter/pitch out loud

July 24~26
DFW writers con

July 27~
Plot new story




Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Novel update 1.7.2015

                                            The update to the novel that I'm working on. 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

OOTD:


Skirt: Triple Fortune
Corset: Excentrique
Blouse: Fan + Friend