We were a few days late on posting this, but we have posted — determined to stay on schedule! Yeah, yeah, yeah, we’re a few days late but we’ll be back in two weeks time with some more news and a new topic for you all in what will be a podcast-packed end-of-the-month. All this and more in this — the twentieth episode of The Shared Desk — where we are looking hard at the art of rejection from the toughest people to get it from — your peers.
00:00 — Introduction
- Hey now…two in a row! Sort of…
- Right now, the hosts of The Shared Desk are bit peckish.
- Tee welcomes back the drop-in…
- On the upside, we’re working the Medifast hard!
03:00 — What’s going on in the Writing World
- Working title: The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences — Declassified, and the first round of invitation have been sent
- The Janus Affair places 7th in Goodreads 2012 Choice Awards
- The Janus Affair is released in Germany (and Tee lets the inappropriate humor fly)
- Pip revels in more incredible Cover Art Fu…
- Ace’s Clockwork Fairy Tales coming in 2013…
- …but Tee talks about the success of Aladdin and His Wonderfully Infernal Device just to get in a last word.
- Tee and Pip also release Christmas Tales from the Archives on Amazon and other markets.
- We’re planning a few consecutive episodes of Tales from the Archives as a holiday “Thank you” for the end of the month.
- Wouldn’t it be great to have a personal assistant? Looking at 2013, yeah, we would.
10:17 — Nothing Personal: Rejection Amongst Your Peers
- A unique experience — sending out invitations to our anthology’s Dream Team
- Having a chat with friend-of-the-show, P.J. Schnyder, about why she’s a friend but not on the A-List
- Writing with friends is fun. When you’re working for an anthology, however, you need names.
- Author Jeff Vandermeer turned us down…but come on — COME ON — I’m just thankful I can approach him.
- Sometimes, you have to say “No.”
- Tee’s prepping for rejection (and not taking it personally) with Darkwater based on a rejection for The Case of the Singing Sword.
- Remember this about publishing — It’s a business.
- Looking ahead with Kickstarter and advice from J.R. Blackwell.
- Rejection is not a personal thing.
19:22 — Seriously?! Seriously.
- A brewing issue in geek circles: Fake Fan Girls
- Pip believes this whole debate began in high school.
- What Tee’s noticed — the debate rages about Fake Fan Girls that cosplay, but never about Fake Fan Boys?
- Pip takes umbrage with girls that are showing up as Lollypop Chainsaw, taking pictures of (or with) them, then complaining about how they are “fake.”
- Tee wonders why did the rage about out-of-shape superheroes at Comic Con disappeared while this argument rolls on? (And yes, I found out it was Men’s Fitness, not Maxim magazine)
- The Flawed Logic of a Fake Fan Girl
- Tee’s obsession with the ID Channel creeps into this rant…
- Do hotties REALLY WANT the attention of the average con?
- Pip and Tee go into a little commentary on the source material and how tough it is for BOTH sexes, but ESPECIALLY for women…
- When it comes to Fake Fan Girl: Who are you to judge?
- Celebs that step up — Fake Fan Girls? We don’t think so.
- Tee stumbles through awkward memories of high school…
- Geeks and their territorial tendencies
- What happens when Geekdom goes mainstream: People get upset and don’t want to cope.
- Pip’s already a confirmed guest at Dragon*Con
- New Archer is coming soon!!!
- Looking forward to the holiday
- We’ll be recording on Boxing Day!
- Screw Medifast — we’re having Christmas Pudding!
- Tee Morris: 2 for 2 with the Creative Commons tag…
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