“TV writing is for people who hate being alone more than they hate writing.” Matthew Weiner discusses his craft in one of those epic Q&As in The Paris Review:
INTERVIEWER: Do you read any of the commentary on Mad Men?
WEINER: I stay off the Internet.
INTERVIEWER: Now you do.
WEINER: Yeah, I couldn’t take it. It’s like being on trial for a crime you didn’t commit and having to listen to the testimony with a gag in your mouth. I did learn, though, that what I intended something to mean is not always what it means. That’s okay. It’s actually kind of amazing.