Pat Murphy (jaxxx) Wed 18 Oct 00 22:22
Good point, Angus! You may be right about that. Max himself is not terribly motivated by sex. Could be that his characters are simply reflecting that.
Martha Soukup (soukup) Sat 21 Oct 00 10:37
You'd've thought the sex part of the conversation would have gone on longer than that. So, Pat, once you've wrestled the last book of this strange trilogy to the ground, do you know what you're writing next?
Pat Murphy (jaxxx) Sat 21 Oct 00 20:07
Hey, sex makes for a long conversation. Tolkien and sex makes for a short one. What's next? I plan to spend at least 3 months reading books rather than writing them. (I'm open for suggestions for additions to my reading list.) I'd like to finish a few short stories. Then I'll figure out what's next. Right now, I have many possibilities, but I haven't come close to settling on one.
Martha Soukup (soukup) Sat 21 Oct 00 21:18
Time went so fast, but I guess the official interview is over! Pat tells me she'll hang around for a bit if anyone has any questions that haven't been answered, so feel free, guys. Pat, thank you so much for being here and letting us all in on so much interesting stuff! I know I speak for everyone when I say it's been a great pleasure.
Linda Castellani (castle) Sun 22 Oct 00 00:20
Believe me, the pleasure has been ours! Thank you both; you are welcome to continue for as long as you like. Pat Murphy has indicated that she plans to continue to check the topic for any additional questions, so if yours did not get answered, please post them here, or e-mail from off-WELL to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shaun Dale (stdale) Sun 22 Oct 00 00:26
Over? How did that happen? Went by quick, didn't it. I'm still going to re-read the book and try to come up with something probing and insightful. Going to look for the last one, too, and maybe some more. Thanks, Pat.
Pat Murphy (jaxxx) Sun 22 Oct 00 19:48
It's been great fun--and I plan to stick around. One of the reasons I had for doing this interview was I figured it would help me get back into the Well. (I gave it up cold turkey when I began working on this series of books. Not enough time in the day.) Anyway, I'll check in regularly--for insightful questions, random comments, or just plain old chat. I'll be around--on Books, for sure; on sf; and I'm not sure where else. Maybe the Gardening conference, when I find it. One of the non-writing projects I have planned for the immediate post-novel period is: I want to build a potting bench. That's a table in the garden for repotting plants and such. After messing around with words for so long, it's great to mess around with real stuff: boards and nails and circular saws and drills. I have a great affection and a healthy respect for power tools. Linda--thank you for setting this up. I had a great time. Martha--thank you for asking such great questions. Everyone else--thanks for being here. As Arnold said: I'll be back.
Martha Soukup (soukup) Sun 22 Oct 00 21:13
If I ever own a place, I'm going to start acquiring power tools. The year I spent helping build some homes for Habitat was all sorts of fun--so I know you're having a good time!
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