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NaNoWriMo 2019: Completing Watching the Detectives

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series My Writing

Watching the Detectives is the novel I read from in episodes 14 and 28 (embedded below for your listening convenience). I am using this year’s NaNoWriMo to edit and complete it. On day 2, after adding current edits, it stands at 26,520 words. My first goal will be the standard National Novel Writing Month Goal of 50,000 words, and then we shall see. I will be, of course, reading more of it on the podcast as I go along, and I am looking forward to doing so.

You can keep up with my progress here, or at nanowrimo.org. If you are participating as well, feel free to add me as a buddy.

On word counts and novel length

Word counts for famous books, organized

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Instagram: October 12, 2019 at 11:28PM


via Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/B3ixW7DpZ_v/ Collage happy for episode 55: Finding Fear. Settle back for an all-ages Halloween scare and let me read you an old Turkish folk tale about the boy that didn’t understand fear…and decided to go out and seek it. URI: https://link.chtbl.com/Fear

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Instagram: October 11, 2019 at 10:17PM


via Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/B3gEd9PJhB8/

Episode with Mike’s interview: “Everything That Was Hidden Now Surfaces” Congratulations, Mike! If y’all haven’t read #Fantasticland yet, it’s the perfect Halloween read.

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Repost from @mikebockoven using @RepostRegramApp – Three years ago today, my first novel was released.

A quick story behind this photo – it was taken at the Omaha Barnes and Noble the day my book was released. I had a special trip planned for the day including seeing my book in a store and Godzilla movies at the Omaha Draft House with my buddy Chad. We get to the book store and FantasticLand isn’t on the shelves.

Not being a natural extrovert I didn’t want to go up to the staff, push my glasses up onto my nose and say “can you put my book out, please?” So Chad, being a good friend, went and asked for me. They brought it out, I got my photo and he captured the moment.

This is a long winded way of saying I’m not overly comfortable promoting myself. Part of it is imposter syndrome, part of it is my natural inclination to keep my head down. But that day, Chad did the hard work for me and in the three years since, many, many of you have joined in. Since the book has come out, it’s received over 2,300 ratings on Goodreads, sold over 15,000 copies, gotten a paperback run, been optioned for film rights and brought me into the orbit of some truly awesome people.
I can’t say “thank you” enough to every single person who has read the book, recommended it, rated it (even the bad ones, seriously), and reached out to tell me about it. I’ve even gotten fan fiction, fan art and wild speculation about the book on social media. I can honestly say my life, the last three years, has been some of the best of times because of all of you.
I’m still not really great at promotion, so I’ll say “thank you” again and get back to writing. Hopefully there’s more to come.

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Instagram: October 11, 2019 at 02:14PM


via Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/B3fNJ7AJFZR/ Recording short episode now. Here’s your hint (fun collaging thanks to @adesignkit)
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Instagram: October 06, 2019 at 03:34PM


via Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/B3SeXB-Jmtn/ We’re in front of a discount bin, my face is all swollen and bloated because, well, POTS doesn’t play fair when I have fun sometimes, but I cherish this photo. Madisen Kuhn and I at her poetry reading from her newest book, Almost Home. It’s splendiferous. It made me tear up. Buy it. Write in the margins about your own feelings. Start writing your own journey.

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Instagram: October 06, 2019 at 03:00PM


via Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/B3SafJIpfNT/ Gave you your own rainbow, Madisen. You did a marvelous job. Take that, anxiety. Talk to you soon about when you’ll be on the podcast! ♥️♥️♥️🧁🧁🧁
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Instagram: October 06, 2019 at 12:53PM


via Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/B3SL4pMpIAN/ On my way to meet @madisenkuhn and listen to her read her luminous poetry. ♥️♥️♥️🧁🧁🧁
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