Travel and excitement has us posting this late – both Matt and Mur have their birthdays on July 25, and, both of us being attention whores, we celebrate as much as possible.
- Mur and Matt (mostly Matt) explain how and why Morgan Freeman has balls for us all (okay, it’s all Matt).
- Mur and Matt share a birthday! They are both Children of the 25th, and this is Ditch Diggers’ 2016 Birthday Spectacular!
- Mur talks about Netflix optioning her novel, the announcement coming two years after the deal, and excitement fatigue.
- Why the Honda Fit is sexier than the Ford Fiesta, but NOT as sexy as the Mini Cooper.
- The optioning process, and how much control authors have over their optioned properties.
- Expecting the worst as a publishing author.
- Mur talks about her big career developments over the past year, including Bookburners and writing Star Wars.
- Mur closes her yearly recap by talking about survivor’s guilt in 2016, and she admits Matt is wise.
- Matt begins his recap by talking about not getting optioned for film/TV, and the lessons he learned from getting caught up in the process of trying to turn his books into TV series.
- Matt and Mur discuss varying levels of involvement in the film/TV side of your books and the perils and pitfalls involved.
- Matt talks about refocusing on writing and selling books, and the leverage it ultimately gives you.
- Matt talks about how his reasons for wanting to do well in his career have changed for the better.
- Ditch Diggers Birthday Spectacular Q&A via email and Twitter!
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