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November Challenges: Progress Report Days 15 - 21

November Challenges: Progress Report Days 1- 7 #NaNoWriMo #WNFIN #PiBoIdMo

I'm not going to lie to you. This week did not go well. It started with my youngest off school ill, then had my eldest off school ill, and to top it off my husband was on holiday from work (a good thing don't get me wrong), which meant time I would usually have spent writing got used for other things.

Here's a quick run down of how things went this week:


I started off on a high, hitting 25K. To celebrate I went and cut my hair off for charity. Yep, no more long hair. It's now on its way to The Little Princess Trust to make wigs for kiddos with cancer. A good cause I think you'll all agree.

Here's some pics:

Unfortunately for my word count, that was the only high of the week. In fact, I had several days of 0 words after that. I did get an idea for another book though whilst we visited Civita di Bagnoreggio... maybe next year I'll try my hand at some young adult?

Here's a few pics from Civita di Bagnoreggio so you can see what a beautiful place it is, and why it was hard to feel bad for not writing whilst we were there:

Hoping for a better week ahead.


A slow week on this too, but I did do some little bits in and here. I had hoped to have this finished by now, but at least I'm not far off now.


This is the only challenge where I'm actually ahead of myself. I really like some of the ideas I've added to my list too.

Are you taking part in a challenge this month? How's it going so far?

In case you missed it you can check out last weeks progress report here :)

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I've decided to put together a limited time, special offer for you all. Partly because you're all being awesome showing your support this month as I work on my challenges (you guys really do rock!), partly because Christmas is just round the corner (I know, scary huh? So not ready!!!), and partly because the end of year is fast approaching too. This means now is the perfect time to give yourself a last minute boost and/or great ready to start the new year with a bang.

So what's the deal?

I'm discounting How to be Twittertastic down from it's normal price of $2,99 to just $0,99! That's 2 whole dollars off! Pretty cool huh?

The good news doesn't stop there though....

I'm running the discount for a whole 5 days, from 16th - 20th November 2015.

Grab your copy here:

What people are saying about How to be Twittertastic:

"Jo Linsdell's How To Be Twittertastic is awesome for newbies and not so newbies to the twittersphere. She walks you through step by step how to set your twitter profile up and how to get it running off to a great start. Chock full of hints, tips, tricks; this is a must have guide to any author or writer that wants to know how to use twitter to reach out to their fans and engage new readers. This lady knows her stuff guys! I've also had a chance to read her series on Virtual Book Tours... I see a great series in the making!" - Virginia Lori Jennings
"Good ideas about how to market yourself and book on twitter. Did gain some valuable information. Worth my time to read and take notes." - C - Mama Likes To Read Book Blog

And because it's always nice to have a graphic to share to Pinterest....

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Ready to take the Twittertastic challenge?

Now you've got your copy I want to tell you about a special project I want to do. I'm looking for a few people to take part in a challenge. All you need to do is take some screenshots of your Twitter profile showing your number of followers, and make a few notes about the amount of engagement your tweets get.

You then take your copy of How to be Twittertastic and put the tips into practice. As you go through the book I need you to do some more screenshots and make a couple of notes about changes you notice.

The great thing is that anyone can take part. You can even do it if you don't have a Twitter account yet, as the book takes you through how to get started and set up your profile.

If you're interested in taking part in the challenge, please leave a comment below with your Twitter handle, or drop me a tweet at @JoLinsdell.

November Challenges: Progress Report Days 8 - 14

November Challenges: Progress Report Days 1- 7 #NaNoWriMo #WNFIN #PiBoIdMo

Here's a quick run down of how things went this week:


This week had its highs and its lows. Mainly lows... This week did not go brilliantly. Starting with a weekend of birthday parties, my youngest getting ill in the middle, a visit from a friend from the US, a night out at WWE.... I'm amazed I actually found any time to write!

I did though, and my word count is still looking pretty good all things considered, although I am slightly behind with my word count at the moment, just not so much behind that I can't catch up again. In fact, I did have one really good day where I boosted my word count nicely, making up for some of the slow (or just plain nothing) days of the week.

My characters have continued to take over the story, and I've added in several scenes, and some new characters, that weren't in my original plot outline. This means I've also had to add in a few extra scenes to my plot outline to be written over the next few days to fill in some gaps. One of my characters who was just an extra kind of role before has now been promoted to a more involved role. I'm also now not sure about the ending I had planned. The story may not stop there anymore. 


I had hoped to have finished this by now, but I've neglected this project badly this week, and done next to nothing on it. *Slaps wrists* Must do better.


Still bang on track. Finally added some fiction ideas to my list too.

Doing one, or more, of these challenges? How are you doing so far?