Friday, March 28, 2008
Interview part II and a local convention.

Part two of the Peter Hodges interview is now live over HERE, for those of you who are into that sort of thing....

Also, for those of you that are hanging around here in Central Wisconsin, I'll be at a little one-day convention in Wausau tomorrow. You can find some details HERE.

And lastly, for those of you on Facebook, we're having a bit of a shindig to celebrate the paperback release of the book. There will be cake* and fabulous prizes for people who are interested in participating. So stop on by if you're interested.


* (The cake is a lie.)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Like several bloggers in the industry (including John Scalzi), we were surprised that Patrick was not nominated for a Hugo award."

I'm not a blogger and I'm not in the industry, but I know that I was REALLY surprised too that you and your book weren't nominated.
I've read three of the five nominees and I'd choose The Name of the Wind over at least one of them (Rollback, I generally like Sawyer's book but I don't think this one is Hugo material).
Let's hope that The Wise Man's Fear will be of the same quality and that it'll receive the nomination TNOTW clearly deserved.

That said, cheers! I've only read a friend of mine's copy of TNOTW but I liked it enough to include the paperback on my next web order. At least I can help you put food on the table :)

March 28, 2008 1:52 PM  
Blogger Mary J. said...

Bummer about the Hugo- I was looking forward to seeing you wear it as bling after you won.

You know you have equal appeal for the librarians, right? ;-)

March 28, 2008 2:05 PM  
Blogger Althalus said...

You didn't get the cake thing from Portal did you?

March 28, 2008 2:30 PM  
Blogger Aragos said...

More interviews, more! Well, maybe we should let you write a bit on the next book, but the interviews are also very funny and a nice read. Thanks for the good time! :)

By the way, I just received my copy of the College Survival Guide form the Signed Page, have to dig into it this weekend. Looking forward to more good stories like the one you read in Cambridge in January (sugar daddy...).

March 28, 2008 4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Writing with music unnatural!!?!?

I sometimes have a very hard time writing without music. Granted, there are some times when I turn it off, but most of the time it's on.

It helps set a mood. Like if I'm in a very bad mood, but need to write a happy part in the story, I turn on happy music.

I actually have started many stories by listening to songs first. Put them in a play-list and referee to the songs as a sort of soundtrack. I'm told it's not a method used often with writing...

March 28, 2008 10:12 PM  
OpenID thornofcamorr said...

lulz. cake. You are now my favorite author.

March 28, 2008 10:16 PM  
Blogger caranorn said...

I have to agree with the anonymous contributor. I almost always have some music or the TV in the background when I write. Though in my case it's not necessarily to get into the correct mood.

Though I've noticed one big problem with this. If I listen to something new, I tend to pay too much attention to the music and recently I actually caught myself dancing (rather twisting about) and singing in front of the laptop instead of writing...

But complete quiet definitely doesn't work for me.

March 29, 2008 3:15 PM  
Anonymous Llyralei said...

"* (The cake is a lie.) "

This made me laugh out loud. My father walked by and gave me a strange look.

Your interview did, too. Which earned another quizzical stare. But that's okay; I'm used to it. :P

I'd looove to see you win a Hugo, Pat. I'd be glued to the tv for your acceptance speech, and I don't even watch tv. xD

March 29, 2008 6:24 PM  
Anonymous Bibi said...

You had me fooled for a second, and then it hit me.
The cake is always a lie.

March 29, 2008 8:55 PM  
OpenID suziko said...

From your blog, I would have pegged your more as a Xander than a Wesley Wyndam-Price. I love Wesley, but you don't come off as being as priggish and insecure as he is. You give off more of that lolloping puppy vibe that Xander has.

March 30, 2008 10:46 AM  
Blogger Pat said...

I was thinking more of Wesley from Angel.

Though it is fair to say that I have a fair ammount of lollop in my personality.

March 30, 2008 1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey a Portal reference. I was wearing a Portal "the cake is a lie" shirt at the WASFEN con yesterday.

March 30, 2008 6:50 PM  
Blogger Steve Weyerts Jr. said...

Bravo, Pat! This was mesmerizing. Genius. Of course, no matter where I read your writing, it always gets my attention tangled up in a choke-hold. It just goes to show your brilliance.

... And yes, I did post a similar comment over at the interview, for all those observants out there. I don't like to express myself twice. This was, however, slightly edited to fit the environment, so you can't call me lazy.

March 30, 2008 10:03 PM  
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March 30, 2008 10:08 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

The part about librarians cracked me up. I know some librarians, and, I have to agree. Hell, they are almost as wild as nurses. Not as wild as ER nurses though.

Also, I think this will horrify Pat, but I regularly...grade writing while listening to music. Almost can't do it without.

Hilarious interview.

March 30, 2008 10:18 PM  
Anonymous lol said...

It is now April 1st here in Australia, so congrats on the paperback release! You can technically start partying already without guilt.

I hope the release exceeds your expectations.

March 31, 2008 2:54 PM  
Anonymous Gehennaheretic said...

Yah! Love the interview. I wish I could be as consistently funny. I'm only funny 10 percent of the time.

Still, I enjoyed the interview and I'm looking forward to more of your rulebreaking writing that for some reason, despite your utter defiance of every piece of writing advice out there, works brilliantly anyway. Bravo!

March 31, 2008 10:06 PM  

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