Steven Bochco: (on the process that led to his first novel) I had had this idea that I thought maybe would be a movie idea. And [the producer] Brian Grazer said, "Oh, I'd like to see it." I wrote 20-some-odd pages, kind of like a short story. And I showed it to my friend David Milch and he said, "Boy, this is really something you could turn into a terrific novel." And I said, "I've never written a novel before, it's not what I do." And he said, "Well, so what?"