The Deadwood creator used to write starting at 4:30 a.m. But since his Alzheimer's diagnosis, he'd start around 10 a.m., using two assistants and Regina Corrado, a writer from the original series. He also receives help from daughter Olivia Milch, who co-wrote Ocean's 8 and wrote and directed the 2018 Lucy Hale Netflix teen movie Dude. "These days," reports Mark Singer, "the workday begins with Milch, seated in a cushiony leather armchair opposite a desktop computer monitor, rereading the printout of a completed scene from the previous day or scrutinizing a new one written by, say, Corrado. As Milch scans and rescans what amounts to the scene’s studs, joists, and walls, (one assistant) takes dictation. When things go well, the dialogue will have been planed, sanded, and smoothed by lunchtime. Every word of the final version sounds like Milch, undiminished."