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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 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

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Repost from @carlahaunted using @RepostRegramApp – Inktober Day 25: Tasty. Of course, given my podcast’s title, I drew a cupcake. 🧁 🖤

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Instagram: October 24, 2019 at 01:50PM

via Instagram 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! ♥️♥️♥️🧁🧁🧁

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Instagram: October 11, 2019 at 10:17PM

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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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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.”


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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Episode 30: A Zebra with No Spoons

I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, fibromyalgia, and POTS.

Books quoted in this episode:

Rachel Held Evans: Keep the Church Weird: Searching for Sunday

Resources for Living with EDS/HSD

EDS Resource Guides

The Zebra Network: POTS

Standing Up To POTS: Resources

FibroCenter: Fibromyalgia Resources

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