My first-pass synopsis for Unlikely Venture is begging to be trimmed but I don’t think I’m in the right frame of mind. It is a lot of work for me to “trim.” I am, by nature, long-winded. I’ll never forget my editor’s feedback about the very first iteration of my manuscript. She said, “I bet that you write the way you speak, am I right?”
Um, yeah. I do. If something can be summarized in five words, you’d better believe I’ll need forty-five to get to the same place.
But, have no fear prospective publishers! I’ve successfully modified my style. So now my writing is in direct opposition with my conversational (and blogging) style. I can’t turn myself completely inside out.
Anyway, I digress.
Let’s return to my original point. See? I told you I can get wordy.
Sunday. The Oscars. The dresses.
I surfed a bit tonight to unwind after a long week and came across this infographic, courtesy of Cosmopolitan UK.
To be completely honest, there have been very few gowns that have really tooted my horn over the years. I mean, there have been horrors for sure – Cher, Jodie, what the frock???? Oh, wait, it was the frocking ’80s…
I think my fave was from 2004 – Charlize and her stunning Gucci. I am always curious to find out the styles embraced by those being celebrated. It’s a darn good thing that some of these ladies are so talented since they’d never make it as fashion icons.
But just to be perfectly clear, if someone invited me to join them on the red carpet in one of the many atrocities panned over the years, I’d do it. Just saying.