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2018 Challenges Update: Progress Report

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2018 Challenges Update: Progress Report


I set myself some goals at the start of this year (see http://www.jolinsdell.com/2018/01/2018-my-plans-for-year-ahead.html). Here's a summary of how I'm doing:

Reading


I'm doing OK with my reading challenges so far. Not brilliant, but OK. I've managed to read books for both the A to Z Reading Challenge and Beat The List. The best part is that the books have all be pretty awesome so far. Here's my update from earlier this week about my reading challenges http://www.jolinsdell.com/2018/01/2018-reading-challenges-update.html in case you missed it. 

Writing


My goal or this year was to work on my writing everyday and write a minimum of 500 words a day. January didn't go quite to plan due to health issues and various other reasons but I did make some progress.

I managed to write some more of Shadow (episode 8 in the KOSMOS series), and have been working of edits of my YA thriller Do You LIKE Me?

Book Cover Designs


I really need to dedicate some more time of my book cover designs. Unfortunately I had a major set back this month when my Macbook Pro broke again... this time I don't think there's much hope in getting it fixed. At the moment this makes custom designs a bit hard to do as my other laptop doesn't have the same range of software. This is why I'll be concentrating on premade designs for the next few months until I get the problem resolved.

Publishing




365 Days of Quotes For Writers released on 17th January so I'm off to a good start :)



Freelance Writing


I've not made any progress with this yet and so really need to get my finger out.

Blogging


I've been getting organised with my blogs over this past month and like how things are coming together. I've been posting more often to the Writers and Authors twitter profile and getting better about promoting the posts I do on this blog too.

Promo Day


Plans for this years event are coming together nicely.  I have a great line up of presenters set up now and have a few awesome prizes confirmed for the giveaways too. I also now have a sponsor on board. If you'd like to know more about sponsoring the event or promoting your books/services click here. Visit http://www.promoday.net/ and register. It's free!


A Healthier Me


This is one of the hardest challenges this year, but also the one I'm doing best at so far. I've managed to workout nearly everyday so far, only skipping a couple of days when I had hospital/doctors appointments regarding my tests. Despite my cyst issues, I'm also managing to stay pretty positive.

This week I did this exercise routine everyday. Easy, didn't take very long to complete, and all I needed was a chair.



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