Tue, 17 February 2015
Andy Weir followed his dream. Ever since he was a small boy he wanted to be a writer, but it took him a long time to find success.
His first short story, The Egg, brought him a bit of notoriety. This thousand-word story got passed around on blog sites and people began to follow him.
The Martian, Andy's new hit book, was first published as a serial, one chapter at a time on his website. He had just a few thousand readers.
He eventually self-published this as a book and it sold about 35,000 copies on Amazon. Suddenly Random House came calling with a big pile of money.
They talk about his daily writing habits and the books and authors Andy is a fan of and James digs in a bit to find out what's next.
He tells James that he's still afraid of being a one-hit wonder. James asks him what advice he would give to aspiring writers
Listen here its great story.