Ditch Diggers #29 —
DD029 Birthday Extravaganza
with Matt Wallace
From Morgan Freeman's ball pit, it's our birthday!
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!
The fine print:
Theme music by Devo Spice.
Ditch Diggers #29 by Mur Lafferty is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License