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Weekly newsletter of Mur, Magnificent Fury - Issue #1

The Hot Mic - Mur Lafferty's Weekly Newsletter
The Hot Mic - Mur Lafferty's Weekly Newsletter
  • Welcome, news from Mur
  • Podcasts
  • Coming Soon!
  • Why another newsletter?
  • How to support
  • Follow podcasts!
Welcome to the Hot Mic!
What is up, my nerds?
Yeah. I know. It doesn’t work. I’ll stop.
Anyway, welcome to the new Murverse newsletter, what I hope will be the last. If you want some inside baseball, read at the end, but tl;dr I’ve been bad at newslettering, and I’m going to try to be better.
What’s the latest news?
Besides my shiny new Hot Mic newsletter, I am working on two big projects right now: my novel for Ace (as yet unnamed) and a novella project that hasn’t been announced yet. I really can’t wait until I can talk more about these.
I’m livestreaming on Twitch now, so if you want to see the podcasts live, you can tune in and participate! If you can’t make it or don’t want to, the cleaned up shows will appear in the feeds soon after the stream. The latest episodes are linked at the bottom of this newsletter.
It’s been a rough eighteen months, but I don’t have to tell you that. Even though I didn’t lose anyone close to me, and I had very few immediate family members fall ill, the pandemic still took its toll, as well as other things going on. I still feel like i’m crawling out from under a rock. Things I have realized: I’m sabotaging myself in many of my projects because I don’t put all my effort in. And if I don’t put all my effort in, then I can say “well I’m just flaky, or a loser” instead of giving it my all and then admitting “oh I guess the project wasn’t good enough.”
I was doing the equivalent of “I could do that, I just don’t want to” –and that was horrifying.
I’m also struggling with ADHD right now, but also trying to get to the point where I can identify the downsides of ADHD and the Mur Self Sabotage. In fact, I talk about this at length in the podcast linked below.
Anyway. It’s new to me, but I’m excited. I hope you join me!

Latest Podcasts
[ISBW] Self Sabotage
[ISBW] The Confidence Game (and Grudges)
Coming Soon on Ditch Diggers and I Should Be Writing!
[DD] Ursula Vernon co-hosts and talks hybrid publishing
  • 7-7 1pm Live on Twitch (yeah, that’s in 1 hour. I gotta hurry)
  • 7-12 via the podcast feed and on Murverse
[ISBW] Don’t Compare Yourself to Other Authors…Maybe?
So… why another newsletter?
I’ve tried making a newsletter a few times in the past and not really had a lot of success (mainly because of my lack of consistency.) The last time I sent one out, enough people* reported it as spam so Mailchimp locked my account.
I may have ragequit at the time. And lost all my email addresses. I’m not proud of this.
But personally, I’ve had problems with newsletters mainly because I have trouble looking at my author brand objectively - ie, I haven’t known how to handle information delivery- what’s the difference between blog, podcast, patreon email, and newsletters? Do I put the same stuff out on each one? Vary it?
But I am not taking into account the fact that Y'ALL are very different people. Some want to read a blog, OR subscribe to a podcast, OR support via Patreon, OR subscribe to a newsletter. So if you don’t want to/can’t support my Patreon, but you like newsletters, how will you get my info? So I’m trying it again.
What will you get in this newsletter? I will be putting in news about me and my projects, coupons, giveaways, and other opportunities, and, interestingly enough, this platform (Revue) is connected to my Twitter so that I can grab interesting things from there to include here. I can also easily link videos and podcasts to make sure you’re connected to all the stuff I’m doing. I think that’s pretty cool.
So welcome to my newsletter. I hope you subscribe. It’s free for now, but I may do a paid version in the future. No idea. This is new for me. But if you want to support me, you can do so by using any of these fine platforms:
  • Patreon (for exclusive content, early release of podcasts, and podcast archives)
  • Jemi (for exclusive, personalized pep talks)
  • Ko-Fi (if you just wanna buy me a coffee)
  • Buy my books from an indie bookstore or a powerful monopoly (affiliate link)
*my newsletters are opt-in. Always. I will never just throw you on a list, because I hate it when it happens to me. I once just exchanged an email with an author and then boom, I was on her list. I did not appreciate that.
Follow my podcasts!
So get this. Apple gets to make the podcast rules now, and they say that since consumers think they have to pay money when we say “subscribe”, they are going to start saying “follow” for podcast, uh, subscriptions. So I guess follow my podcasts at your favorite podcatcher! Still working on making sure all those favorite ‘catchers are updated, so for now, check out show info on my site. Next week will have the individual links!
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