I have been working on my online jewellery store Mystic Full Moon constantly. So, I haven’t had time to blog that often anymore. Getting my startup business up and running is my top priority right now. But I will also try to blog as often as I possibly can. I love blogging, though. So I can’t stop blogging. No matter how busy I am, I will try to blog when I can. Now, I’m not that busy. That’s why I begin to blog again. I’m still busy, however. Having your own business is a full time job. There will always be something to do, to improve your business. Especially, when you just start it, there are lots and lots of things to do.
Now that Christmas is just right around the corner. I have personalised necklaces and rings for you to customise them for yourself with your name on them, or just purchase them as Christmas gifts for that special someone, family, or friends. They make good, surprised Christmas gifts. A unique Christmas present that everyone will, surely, love. My best selling product at the moment is Personalized Classic Name Tag Necklace, which comes in gold, silver, and rose gold colours for you to choose from. That’s why these customised jewellery make perfect Christmas gift ideas, or as gifts to any occasions.
Not only jewels that you can purchase on my online store. You can now also buy scented candles. I hand make each candle myself in my studio in London. From selecting the right ingredients, designing the packaging to making and shipping the products myself with absolute love and care. Therefore each of my product has a special touch to it since each piece is being carefully crafted by me from start to finish. I enjoy making them partly because I then get to inhale all the lovely perfumes from the essential oils that I use in my candles, and partly because I like creating something unique and original. Each item is like a piece of art when it’s being made by hand with special care & love from the maker.
Check out some of my products below. You can even order them right here on my blog. Very convenient, huh?
I have spent the whole day working and setting up my boho jewelry online store website which is MYSTICFULLMOON.COM. I decided to create a completely different domain name for my jewelry business instead of using buppha.uk, which may confuse people with my blog buppha.com. I love jewelry and fashion, and love being my own boss. So, I just have to start my own business. I can now relax after everything has been set up. It took me a whole day to add lots of products onto my jewels online store site. But, that’s just the initial hard work. Now, I can be more relaxed. The new items I have to add in the future won’t be that industrious. That’s why I took the time to build the foundation first.
Originally, I told myself I don’t want to make and sell scented candles, anyway. However, I think I have to carry on with it. It’s also a perfect time to sell candles. How can you separate candles from winter and Christmas? When you think of wintertime or Christmas, you automatically associate it with candles – something cozy and magical. I make candles and use them for my home myself. So, why not make and sell them as well? I love the smell and the calm atmosphere the candle brings to my home. I just can’t get enough of it. It really helps you wind down.
I, especially, love lighting a candle with my favorite fragrance in my bathroom when I take a shower. Candle exudes its perfume to a great extent when it’s being lit in a small room such as bath, bedroom. I experience that when I light just 1 candle in a big room like living room, it smells of almost nothing. It’s just a fact that when you light a candle in a large room, you can’t expect it to smell as strong as when it’s being lit in a small room. When I light more than 1 candle in a spacious room, I can then better smell its scent.
Now I look forward to getting my jewelry and candle business up and running, just in time for Christmas. Feel free to visit my jewelry online store to shop beautiful gems for yourself, loved one, family, or friends here MysticFullMoon.com.
See you there!
I will try to complete my drama screenplay today, The Mad Boy. I am also working on the first chapter of the novel of the script because I will turn the manuscript into a novel as well. So, I’m working on two tasks at the same time. I have to finish the screenplay first before I can move on to the next project, which is the novel. I nearly finish revising the screenplay. Hopefully, I will finalize it this weekend. That’s why I don’t really blog that often since I’m determined to bring these two pursuits to life as soon as possible. So I have to use all that time I have to try to accomplish them as much as I can.
I have changed the title to “The Mad Boy” because I think it’s more relevant to the story. But the title could change if I had found more suitable name later on. I really want to bring this script to an end. So after this blog post, I will work on it right away until I have to go to bed. If I’m not finished it today, I will continue tomorrow morning till I’m done with it. While I’m working on the first chapter of the novel, I’m tempted to finish writing it. But there are lots of pages that need to be written, and I have to complete my screenplay first. So I have to stop working on the first chapter of the novel and focus on finishing my drama manuscript instead. Just one thing at a time. It gets really exciting now. I think it will be a good screenplay and novel.
I have made a video showing you how to use my soy lotion candle as a body lotion as well. I haven’t blogged for a while because I was busy launching my new, small business which is candle making. I make all the soy candles myself. I learned how to make candles some years ago. Now, it’s time to put it to good use. I love scented candles. So doing what I love as a business as well doesn’t feel like work, which is good. Same with acting which I’m also passionate about. You have to love what you do. Then, you can devote yourself 100% or even more to it.
The first scented candle I am introducing is French lavender home candle. It’s French High Altitude Lavender Essential Oil that is very versatile in terms of properties. It can cure various skin problems, and at the same time protect the skin because it contains Linalyl Acetate which is antiviral and antibacterial. Therefore the characteristics of this specific French lavender are enhanced over normal Lavender. So to speak, French lavender is one of the best essential oils, or maybe the best, besides its irresistible bouquet.
Thus, it’s ideal to light this lavender scented candle when you need a quality alone time to relax after a hot bath. Especially during bedtime since lavender scent also helps you get a good sleep. Then, use the soy and coconut lotion right after hot bath once the candle is melted. The warm, natural lotion will then absorb into your skin quicker and better, leaving your skin soft and nourished and subtly scented. The French lavender fragrance really revitalizes your senses after a long day at work. I have tried many different lavender perfumes. But nothing can beat French lavender. It just smells divine.
It also helps me get rid of all my skin problems. I used to get acne very easily. Now, I can say goodbye to acne for good. I started making and using my own serum and moisturizer with lavender essential oil as one of the natural ingredients about 4-5 years ago. After the first couple of years of using it, my acne just disappeared and never to return – no matter what I eat.
I only use natural ingredients for the making of my soy lotion candles such as 100% soy wax, 100% essential oils. All my scented candles also contain organic coconut oil that will help soften and nourish your skin. It’s a 2-in-1 product: A scented candle and a body lotion. How wonderful is that?
It also makes a good gift for your loved one, family or friends now that Christmas is approaching. So, what are you waiting for? Give them a lovely, surprised present that they will love this Christmas. If you haven’t bought my French lavender soy lotion candle yet, then head over to my online store to check it out now on www.buppha.uk
I continue to revise my drama screenplay today “Lost Son.” I begin to separate my screenplay into small chunks and sequences, to make it manageable to edit and revise. Otherwise, the thought of having to redraft the whole 100 pages straight in one go would intimidate me. To a degree that I would procrastinate it. So I think this method would help me go through the correction process more effortlessly. I enjoy reworking and analysing my manuscript. You have to like doing it because this type of task can be rather boring.
I can feel I need a cup of coffee. It’s midday now. Sitting and editing all day long can make you feel sleepy. I always have my usual postprandial coffee. I think, the coffee tastes so good after you have had a meal. Now, I will try and see if I can finish the adjustment today or over the weekend. I have to hurry up. I don’t want to keep modifying it forever.
As long as the story is entertaining and original, I think the grammar and your writing don’t really matter. There are many great examples which the authors sell lots of books and their novels are being turned into films despite their poor grammar and writing skills. I think the core essence is that if the story in general is captivating enough, then people don’t even notice or don’t really care the small mistakes in grammar and such.
I have read some books myself which the authors are native British, but when you read their books you begin to wonder if English is their first language. But I do enjoy reading their books, though, because the plots, the stories, and the characters are riveting and unique. So in any case, some do find successes in writing books regardless of their lacks of linguistic skills. They just write it. Anyhow, the idea of becoming a writer is still putting lots of people off when they think about they are not a good writer. So they can never write a book since they think it has to be perfect, especially it’s the first book they’re going to write.
It just makes me feel so much better with this realisation and just go for it. What’s the worst thing that could happen, anyway?
I have been working all day long. Now I will take a break for a little while before I start revising my drama screenplay “Lost Son.” Or, I will watch a movie, to relax and chill out to regain my energy. What a day. I can see, I really need to take a time out. I just have to be careful tonight, though, that I won’t be working too late. I need a good sleep as well. I’m still a little tired from going to bed late last night. So working too much doesn’t really help if you’re exhausted, and the thing you want to get it done is still undone. So I’d better get enough rest, so that I can continue to work more effectively.
This drama script is also very unique, just in a different way from my horror short “Blood Type O.” But they are equally original since they are both based on true events. That’s why I enjoy writing both screenplays because I know the stories well. I just write what I know and nothing more. So, everything that happens in the plots of these 2 manuscripts is mostly true. I can’t reveal that much of the plot of my drama manuscript at the moment. It’s best to keep it under wraps for now. I’m just so excited to continue to work on it right after my horror short filmmaking project is over. I get a feeling, it will be a good screenplay. A good script produces a good film – most of the time. You can’t really go wrong with that. I have also now learned almost all aspects of filmmaking from my 2 previous shorts I have made so far, and plus I am an actor myself working on sets now and again, so I am certain that my future filmmaking projects will be better and easier to execute.
I will do a final revision of my drama spec script today “Lost Son.” I want to make sure everything looks good before I decide to take it to the next level which is, perhaps, to turn it into a feature-film. My filming project of the horror short “BTO” is almost over. So today, I think I have time to go over my feature-length screenplay one last time. When I have time, I have to work on my other projects as well – just to utilise my time to the fullest extent. Today is Monday, thus I will be very busy. I have to work as well. Then, when I come home I have to edit my drama manuscript and do lots of things. I sleep very little now, maybe about 4-5 hours a day. Well, it’s still enough. You have to sleep at least 6 hours per day. So 4-5 hours a day is still not bad. I wish, we had 48 hours a day. Then I think I can achieve more. 24 Hours a day is nothing when you are busy.
After I finish the rewrite of my drama screenplay, I will also continue with my new project which is to turn it into a novel as well. That’s why I need to completely finalise my drama script first before I can move on to the next activity. The prospect of writing my first novel fills me with thrill. So much that it makes me want to get up in the middle of the night and work on the idea, which I did yesterday till late night. I think I went to bed around 2 am this morning. I think that’s the way it should be. You have to fall in love with your plan since it awakens your interest to a degree that you can’t ignore. You just want to bring it to life as soon as possible.
I do have a writer profile on FilmFreeway as well. I’m going to submit my screenplays and films on FilmFreeway more and more often. So, having a profile there seems to be a good thing, to make it easier for others to find out more about me as a writer, director, and actor right on the website. I also host my writer and actor CVs there for anyone to upload. If you want to see my writer CV, please head there now to upload it.
I am serious with my filmmaking career. When my next horror short “Blood Type O” is complete, I will start promoting it to a great extent. I pour my heart & soul into this film for it to get made. So when it’s finally finished, I will do whatever I can to boost its appearance. That will be the final step of this filmmaking project.
Today, I will spend time working on my feature-length drama screenplay. So later on today, I will start working on it. I’m just almost finished with the revision of it. So I will try to complete the assessment today or this week.
I went to The Media Production Show yesterday. It was okay. I attended some seminars that provided me some useful insight into how to go about starting my career as a filmmaker. Well, I do have experience in film industry for 15 years. But it just gave me additional knowledge than what I already know. So I did gain something from the show yesterday. I took, for example, part in “Future of British Films” which was very helpful and “Drama Screenwriters: Masterclass.” I also wanted to pay a visit to “Moving Up The Ladder – taking your first steps into the industry,” “Planning an International Production,” and “Live, Networked and Fast.” But they all started at around the same times from different conferences. So I couldn’t be at all of them at once. I therefore only managed to be at 2 forums, which I mentioned earlier.
I wanted to go back today as well since it runs over 2 days – yesterday and today. But the weather isn’t so good today. So I decided to knock it on the head. I will just stay home and relax instead. Well, not quite. I still have lots of applications from the cast & crew for my horror short “Blood Type O” that I still have to go through. I have responded to some so far. There are too many. I have to do it bit by bit. Otherwise, I won’t have time to do nothing else. But tomorrow, I will spend more time to go through the applications since I don’t have to go nowhere. Today, I just got home not long ago. So my energy isn’t at the top like in the morning. Tomorrow, I will start sorting through the applications as soon as I stand up. Until I have found the right candidates.
I went to one of the free workshops “Casting Director, Agent, and Performer” for members of Spotlight in Chinatown yesterday. Some of the advice I have heard before and some I haven’t. So it was very useful, learning how to:
- Impress casting directors with my (self taped) auditions.
- Make good quality self tapes and showreels yourself without emptying your bank account by paying for a showreel company to do it for you, which could cost a lot of money. As an aspiring actor, you don’t have money to pay for those things you don’t really need if you can do it yourself.
- Find agent that is right for you, who believes in you, and once you do have an agent how to communicate with your agent on a regular basis since communication with your agent is very vital.
- Submit yourself to jobs on Spotlight.
- Utilise Spotlight to the fullest extent.
- Find the right roles for you.
- And many more.
It’s just one hour seminar from 6pm – 7pm. But for me, it was worth it since I am serious about my acting, writing, and directing careers so I always look for ways to acquire new expertise and wisdom, which can help move my careers forward. I also attend acting class regularly, to improve my acting skills, to meet fellow actors and make new connections or friends, and to keep my knowledge in acting and film industry current. So I do whatever I can to make my dreams come true and I enjoy every step I take because I love what I do. Each journey towards my goals is an adventure in itself. It’s also a challenge. I am not afraid of challenge. So it’s fine with me.