New York is where you go to catch a big fish.
There's no point in living in an alternate reality.
Normal people have sex lives of their own to worry about.
If you're still in a bar when the lights go on, you are a loser.
If you don't like or care about your job, what's the big deal? I am so over it.
They'll totally hire me if I say I got fired from my job on the Hill because of a sex scandal.
I always feel like I'm missing out on something, that someone is having more fun than I am, so I take measures to make sure that is impossible.
In real life, people are constantly saying one thing and doing another, but if you write your characters that way, the story becomes too hard to follow.
I always regarded people who want fame with a lot of suspicion. Unless you have a product to sell, I don't know why anyone would want to be famous. I can't imagine what need that would fill.
It's amazing to me that people have any interest in such a low-level sex scandal. If I were sleeping with a congressman, maybe, but I'm a nobody and the people I'm writing about are nobodies.