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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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Inktober: Instagram: October 26, 2019 at 01:19PM


via Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/B4FuzCQpWlX/ #ladypodsquad #trypod
#happyhalloween
Repost from @carlahaunted using @RepostRegramApp – Inktober Day 25: Tasty. Of course, given my podcast’s title, I drew a cupcake. 🧁 🖤

#inktober2019 #drawingprompts #promptlist #prompts #october #art #arttherapy #spoonie #zebra ♿️#beyourownheroine #spoonielife #zebralife #autumn #autumnalfun #spookymonth #inktober @inktober #horrorart #artsagram #arststagram #tombow #tombowusa #cupcakes #theremightbecupcakes #inktobertasty #inktobertasty2019 #halloween #halloweencupcakes

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Instagram: October 24, 2019 at 01:50PM


via Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/B4AoxXzpoEg/ I am so honored to be at 228 on the Society and Culture> Personal Journals Apple Podcasts Chart in Australia! I know from my work on the Dollop’s website how very big the Australian podcast culture is, so this is a huge honor and milestone for me. Thank you so very much, and I love you right back! ♥️♥️♥️🧁🧁🧁

#bookstagram #bookpodcast #bookpodcaster #bookpodcasts #beyourownheroine #trypod #podcast #podcasts #theremightbecupcakes #podernfamily #ladypodsquad #readersofinstagram #spoonielife #spoonie #zebra #spooniestrong #zebrastrong #podcastreviews #applepodcasts #zebrapodcaster #spooniepodcaster #disabledpodcaster #podcastcharts #horrorpodcast #horror #australia #australiagram #podkite #adesignkit

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Instagram: October 12, 2019 at 05:13PM


via Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/B3iGcL6Jz-N/ Squinty Slouncypants is proud of her podcast, and getting her autumn on! 🍂 The one I chose is this one in asphalt: https://bit.ly/2B7Wqgk 🧁There’s something really special about wearing my own artwork. In April of 2017, I put on @cyndilauper’s “She’s So Unusual” and played that beloved album straight through while sketching in my bullet journal. When it finished, I had the logo for my podcast. And today, I wore it proudly to go buy apples for baking and to pet farm animals owned by proud FFA kids. Cane not pictured. 🙂 I limped out of the car really quickly to get this picture at the pretty front office after we finished.

#invisibleillness #invisibledisabilities #autumn #autumnvibes🍁 #beyourownheroine #theremightbecupcakes #ladypodsquad #society6 #art #bookpodcast #readingpodcast #horrorpodcast #spooniepodcast #zebrapodcast #homebound #chronicillness #chronicpain #carla #EDS #EDSiii #hypermobility #fibro #fibromyalgia #POTS #spoonielife #spoonie #zebra #zebralife #spooniestrong #zebrastrong

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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)
#halloween #october #fairytales #horror #andrewlang #fairytales #books #amreading #bookstagram #bookpodcast #bookpodcaster #bookpodcasts #beyourownheroine #trypod #podcast #horrorpodcast #podcasts #theremightbecupcakes #horror #podernfamily #ladypodsquad #readersofinstagram

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Instagram: October 09, 2019 at 07:07PM


via Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/B3alGClBc_y/ More Watching the Detectives coming! Note the Peers playlist; the substitute for their campus in the playlist’s picture is Sweet Briar College (the subject of episode 39: Sweet).
@madisenkuhn I am working on my novel! Printed out chunks and am at the coffee shop after physical therapy. Sometimes the words and characters look different in shape on paper. It’s always been that way for me. As I said, I’ll email you with details, so we can talk about it, but I’ve also read from it in episodes past: look for the two episodes called “Watching the Detectives” and listen to them in order.

Episode 14: Watching the Detectives

Episode 28: Watching the Detectives Part 2

Going to read from the new parts after I publish the Halloween episodes. Thanks for inspiring me to kick myself back into writing gear. (I have your journal and stickers, love!) #amwriting #watchingthedetectives #books #amreading #bookstagram #bookpodcast #bookpodcaster #bookpodcasts #beyourownheroine #trypod #podcast #podcasts #theremightbecupcakes #horror #podernfamily #ladypodsquad #madisenkuhn #readersofinstagram #carlahufstedler #amediting

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How to listen to There Might Be Cupcakes via Alexa

Here’s a couple of options for using your Amazon Home or other Alexa-friendly devices to listen to your favorite podcasts more easily.

Pocket Casts:

I know, via my podcast’s Facebook group, that Pocket Casts is popular amongst my listeners. Good news, if you have Alexa at home (or on your other devices), she plays nicely with Pocket Casts, and here’s how.

First, you have to download and enable the Pocket Casts Alexa skill. Next, link up and sync your Pocket Casts account. Once that is all set, you have some commands you can play with. I’m inserting my podcast into the commands, because of course you listen. 🙂 Just substitute for any other podcast that you also listen to:

  • Play :“Alexa, ask Pocket Casts to play There Might Be Cupcakes.”
  • Subscribe: “Alexa, ask Pocket Casts to subscribe to There Might Be Cupcakes.”
  • Recommend: “Alexa, ask Pocket Casts to give me a recommendation.”
  • Continue: “Alexa, ask Pocket Casts to play my Up Next.”
  • Get that Featured Content: “Alexa, ask Pocket Casts about the featured podcast.”

AnyPod:

Download and enable the AnyPod skill. It seems to have more commands as of this writing:

  • Play: “Alexa, ask AnyPod to play There Might Be Cupcakes.”
  • Subscribe: “Alexa, ask AnyPod to subscribe to There Might Be Cupcakes.”
  • Play a specific episode: “Alexa, ask AnyPod to play episode XX of There Might Be Cupcakes.”
  • Jump: “Alexa, ask AnyPod for the episode of There Might Be Cupcakes.”
  • Skip: “Alexa, play the episode.” or even “Alexa, ask AnyPod to skip forward 2 minutes.”
  • List your podcast subscriptions: “Alexa, ask AnyPod, ‘What are my subscriptions?’”


Do you listen to podcasts on Amazon Home, or otherwise using Alexa? If so, do you use AnyPod or PocketCasts, or via other skil/service? If so, comment and let us know!

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