I tweeted it while it was happening, but if you missed it, author Steve Hely gave an interview on NPR’s Fresh Air this afternoon. He’s the writer of How I Became a Famous Novelist, the book I optioned a few months ago and hope to make my next movie to write and direct.
As it happens, I’m in New York and had breakfast with Steve this morning. He’s working long hours as a writer on 30 Rock. He spilled no secrets about the new season, but when pressed for details about how they break such dense stories I got this much out of him: colored markers.
Steve’s novel is very funny and worth a read. I’m just starting to figure out the movie version. Today’s conversation was about Boston, the BooXpo and where to place the disastrous wedding that motivates a large part of the plot.