Dig them ditches…
Dead Machines Live People Book Release Extravaganza Presents:
Mur Lafferty – Author!
I’ve been a fan of Mur and her podcasting for, well, years and years now, when my friend J.R. starting talking about Mur on social media. As an author, they don’t come much harder-working than Mur and I think that shows in the quality of her work and its attention to detail. If you’re not listening to Ditch Diggers and I Should Be Writing, I don’t even know what to tell you. Because you should be.
1. You got your fiction off the ground doing some great podcasting work, releasing your story in audio to get it out there and even landed a book deal that way, if I’m not mistaken. Would you recommend doing similar, especially if an author is comfortable staying indie? Is there still an audience for serialized fiction?
This is a hard question for me. While I’m still doing a lot of podcasting, I am not as plugged into the community as I was several years ago, so I don’t know how other podcasts are doing. I do think more people than ever are podcasting their stuff, and so it might be harder to get noticed as it was when I was doing it 10 years ago.
Then again, most people than ever are also *listening* to podcasts and audiobooks, so it might be a good thing. I’m honestly not sure!
2. Ditch Diggers is probably my favorite podcast for writers, even though your focus is very much on trad publishing I still feel as though I get something out of every episode, so thank you for that. I also imagine it takes a ton of work to get those hour and a half episodes out there. How many hours do you put in to edit and publish each episode in addition to recording it?