Downton Abbey is one of my three television weaknesses (along with The News Hour and the Daily Show). And I’m not one to read about what I watch. But I found this piece in the New York Times this morning about Julian Fellowes, the writer who created Downton Abbey, inspiring in the way that so many posts by 1st Books guest authors are.
Two choice bits:
- He toiled as a midlevel character actor for 30 years with 12 rejected screenplays to his name until, incredibly, at age 52, he won an Academy Award for his first produced screenplay, Robert Altman’s “Gosford Park,” in 2002.
- “It’s part of the key to his current success, his work ethic. He doesn’t procrastinate. He doesn’t hide. He works like a demon.”
With that, I’m off to work like a demon! – Meg