Noted Poet and Novelist: I was just out in LA, meeting with [redacted]. Meeting a group of writers out in LA is not the same as meeting a group of writers here.
Me: Because they all write for TV?
Noted Poet and Novelist: Nothing they’ve ever done gets made. But they make a good living.
Me: …options? Pilots?
NPN: They all write but no one’s ever seen any of it, that’s the thing. It never gets made. But they have these houses in Santa Monica. I mean, at least [holds hand up, fingers a half inch apart] I have a book I can point people to. But it was strange. They make so much money. [Pauses] I’d like to make that kind of money.