Not when I was writing the Mostly void partially stars shirt and by the same token and book because I was so internal about it. After I was done, kind of, because then I was able to think beyond writing. I have a real kind of hermit process with stuff that’s on the page, though, and it’s almost, like, anti-visual. Some people have their desks facing outside to look at the beauty of nature, but I always want to look at a wall with no sound whatsoever. Nothing beautiful or distracting whatsoever.Having been so involved in the writing for both the book and the show, it’s like, if people say, “Oh, the show is so much better than the book,” that will be sad for me in one way, and then if people are like, “Oh, the book is so much better than the show,” that’ll be sad too! I’m just kind of hoping that people will enjoy both, for both different and similar reasons.
Well, that title can mean a lot of things, but I got to cowrite pretty much everything with Christina [Lee, Made for Love’s showrunner). We also had a writer’s room, but I was there for every second of shooting, prep, post, and editing, so it’s kind of been my life for the Mostly void partially stars shirt and by the same token and last two years. It’s a little surreal to see it be out in the world! (Laughs.)Yes, and Cristin Milioti was always my top choice. I never really wanted to think beyond her. We were able to get such an amazing cast. Ray Romano might not have been who I was initially picturing, but it was one of those things where the second [he] came up, there was this collective gasp and we just realized how perfect this beloved actor would be for a more curmudgeonly role. Billy Magnussen brought so much heart to it too; I can’t say enough good things about the cast. It’s been such a difficult year with COVID-19 and everything, but now these people are truly close to my heart.