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Oct

12

2010

The Daily Downey 5

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I’m on page 297 of 500 of my revisions, and my wrist hurts. Because he likes to be a helpful chap, today Mr Downey Jr is demonstrating the proper technique for making yourself do revisions on your book, even whilst in pain: employ bandages and a little light bondage to make sure your butt is in the chair and your hands are ready to type.

If you can do it in your underwear, all the better.

But your hands should be on the keyboard, Robert.


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Oct

11

2010

The Daily Downey 4

Filed under: hero worship

What is in this briefcase? You may well ask.

Of course I look like I’ve just been put through a tumble-dryer lined with spikes, after not having slept for a week and consumed a briefcase full of cocaine. I’m Sherlock Holmes, woman!


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Oct

8

2010

The Daily Downey 3

Filed under: hero worship

Here he is, lounging in the back of a convertible. He is about to do something very naughty and quite possibly illegal. Maybe he already has. He has mafia sunglasses and a knowing half-smile. What’s that around his neck? Is it his shirt collar, or iPod earphones, or a thin silken cord that he’s about to use in a variety of interesting ways?

Hmmmmmmmmmm.

Living in an imaginary world? Who, me?

(Don’t forget my contest, which is still going on. Scroll down or click here.)


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Oct

7

2010

The Daily Downey 2

Filed under: hero worship

This one’s for Rach. Just to cheer up your day a little bit, hon.

A violet jumper? Really?

I have this photo on the desktop of my computer at the moment, and every morning I look at it and say, “Well, hello there, Leo.” (Leo being the name of the hero of this book I’m writing. Yup, I’m madder than a box of frogs. But it works for me.)

I’m not really sure about the jumper, if I’m honest. It’s certainly nothing my hero would ever wear. For 5/6 of the book my hero is clad solely in paint-spattered jeans and various rock band t-shirts.

But this photo is all about the eyes. And the fact that he looks like he hasn’t slept, shaved or brushed his hair for a week.

Maybe that’s why he chose the violet jumper.

I’m on page 235 of revisions, writing a new scene to replace a crap one, and hoping that it’s better. I’m also doing research. In the past three days I’ve sent three emails with questions in them to various people I’ve met through the Regency re-enactment stuff, and they’ve all got back to me with incredibly useful and interesting information. I love this part of my job.

(And of course I also love the hero-research. I’ve got files and files of RDJ photos, most of which I also greet in the mornings…)


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Oct

6

2010

The Daily Downey

Filed under: hero worship

I’m working really hard on revising my wip. It’s due in to my editor on 1 November, which means I have to get it to my agent about mid-October. Which means I don’t have much time left, and I’m on page 190 of about 500. Fortunately, the front end needed the most work (new scenes written, large chunks trashed), so hopefully it will go a little bit more quickly now.

I still have a ton of Regency photos to put up here, but an odd quirk of my (new, beautiful, pink) camera means it doesn’t work with the Mac OS I’ve currently got on my desktop, so until I upgrade my OS, I can only download photos onto my laptop, and since I don’t have photo-editing software on my laptop to cut the sizes down, I’ve been downloading them onto my laptop, Bluetoothing them over to my desktop, then editing them and posting them, and it takes AGES. I’ll upgrade my OS soon, but not when I’ve got a 500-page document to work on, urgently.

Meanwhile, I’ve decided to revive my short-lived Daily Downey feature, because hey, we all need something to keep us going when we’re working so hard.

Here he is looking all fetal and smokey, vulnerable and sexy:

Meanwhile, my contest is still going on, below.


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Aug

1

2010

bye, Julie. hello, Bob.

Filed under: hero worship

Tomorrow I’m flying off to Maine to see the family. And go to a high school reunion. I’m also hoping to finish the first draft of this book, so I can get stuck into the serious job of revising all the parts I’ve got wrong.

So I won’t be updating this blog very often for a little while, unless something REALLY exciting happens, or alternatively, if I get bored.

But because I love you all, I’ll leave you with this lovely lovely photo of Robert Downey Jr punching his own hand.

Dude. I am serious.


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May

19

2010

a short break, so as to heighten suspense

Filed under: hero worship

I pause, in the middle of this very interesting discussion of pacing, to give you Robert Downey Jr, in a super hero suit, looking sweaty.

Take off the iron suit!  Take it off!!!


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Mar

30

2010

my new hero

Filed under: hero worship

He’s an artist, a traveller, a rebel, a partier, a charmer, a doer of everything to excess, a romantic, a disillusioned grieving man who hasn’t let himself face the sorrows of his past because he believes, down deep, they are all his fault.

He also looks like this:

Robert Downey Jr

Ohhhhh, yes.


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