You have written a few episodes this year. How did that come about?
Well I had a ton of ideas going into Season 2, and I'm so grateful that the producers and our director loved and embraced them and really encouraged my involvement. They involved me in all the development conversations, and I got to brainstorm with the writers, our director, and with the show's creator, Heather Rutman, from the day that we got the news that Season 2 had been picked up. Megan, Jenna, and Amy, the new women this season, all came out of brainstorm sessions we had. Writing isn't new to me; I've been a writer for longer than I've been an actor, so being involved not just on the idea level but in really creating scenes that find the comedy from the heart of these great characters we came up with was beyond rewarding. I submitted some of my ideas (some of them anonymously) and everyone was impressed, including the writers, so I got to jump on board. In the end I got to write a ton of material that ended up in the show (not just the episodes I'm credited on), and watching which ideas got picked up and expanded and which got left on the cutting room floor was an incredible experience. I'm really grateful that I was able to lend my creative voice to the process, and I can't say enough how much I appreciate that that voice was encouraged and embraced.
We had some other great new women writers on the team this season, Rebecca Coale and Jessica Massa, and it was really fun to add more of that authentic, fresh, contemporary female perspective to our show. They wrote a dating book called "The Gaggle" that required them to travel around the country to interview hundreds of women on their dating experiences, so they had a lot of real life ideas and situations in their creative vault. We really wanted our show to continue in that direction this season - a comedy (heightened, ridiculous situations) but stuff that comes out of real dating stories, in the modern world, where you have to deal with things like getting broken up with over gchat.