Finishing the second week of the Dog Days of Podcasting, Tee was a little worried that he didn’t have a good writing topic for this morning. Turns out he did. Sometimes, in this game, things are going to happen that are not your fault, but it is expected that you fix it. Why? Look at the cover. Whose names are on there?
WE’VE BROKEN INTO DOUBLE DIGITS! And thank you, everyone, for the feedback through voicemail, Twitter, and Facebook, over the Dog Days of Podcasting. Tee goes long on this episode (hey, it took him until the TENTH episode to shatter the 15-minute mark, so that is saying something…) but it was a real hot button for him: Rejection. It’s a matter-of-fact that in life—not just the arts, but in real friggin’ life, rejection is going to come into play. How do you cope? Does it get any easier? Why bother?
Tee doubles down on a fistful of observations and opinions, and offers up a perspective on the big R.
Can you believe it? During CRUNCH WEEK, and we’re still on a bi-weekly target with shows…and from the looks of blog comments, questions from social media, and voicemail, it’s paying off! So welcome-welcome-welcome to another Shared Desk! Pull up a podcatcher and stay for a spell.
00:00 — Introduction
Tee finds his true feelings about his better half via The Punisher.
Pip is stumped. Where did this drop-in come from? (It’s iZombie, one of Tee’s new favorites.)
You know it’s a traumatic Game of Thrones when you watch Penny Dreadful to cheer yourself up!
WOW! We collected enough comments, questions, and overall opinions from you, the listeners, to make this show our second Listener Appreciation Show! We got some questions on Kindle, Scrivener, and Book Reviews, but we also got questions on topics we have never tackled before on mic.
And Pip gets not one but TWO drop-in’s of her own…
00:00 — Introduction
A quick shout out to Geek Radio Daily for their own touch on the show…
Even more of YOUR CALLS, YOUR EMAILS, YOUR SOCILA NETWORK COMMENTS!
Yeah, Tee is showing the kind of love that only Soundboard can truly deliver.
…and the Shared Desk Voicemail Line for the next one — 703.791.1701
04:30 — Your Voicemail and Email
Guy Barber from Cornwall, UK, sends us kudos for the audio version of HarperAudio’s Phoenix Rising and The Shared Desk, and puts in his vote for an audio version of Geist.
Ben from Florida asks close on the same question as emails from Valkyrie Page and Chris Forshner on how we collaborate and the creative process between the two of us.
Tee talks about Pip’s strengths and then discusses his own.
How other authors collaborate against what Pip and Tee do.
Melissa Hay surprises us with a call, and brings up the topic of book bloggers and how authors and publishers are keeping the peace, at least for now…
Terry Arman asks us what we thought of the promo he cut for us…but has us at a loss.
As promised — kicking off a new year of podcasting — is comments, questions, and overall opinions all from you the listeners. Tee & Pip present the first (hopefully of many) Shared Desk Listener Appreciation show where they get questions on worldbuilding, character choices, and requests for more drop-in’s.
There’s a even a quick “hello” from Crazy Uncle Charlie….