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Three Months to Go…

Man, it’s October already? Where has the year gone? Three more months, and we’ll be headed into 2013.

The post-conference high has worn off a bit, so I thought it was time to take a minute and reflect on my goals, make some modifications, and plan out (the best I can) my writing for the rest of the year. So here goes!

1. Finish Aletheia (my new fantasy–about 25K at the moment) by the end of the year. The word count should end up at about 100K, so that would be 25K/month left. However, I would like to finish before Christmas, so my goal is 35K in both October and November (1,400 words/day), and then finish up the beginning of December. It’ll take dedication, but it’s doable.

2. Prepare to launch my editing business. I am taking a freelance editing business class through Christan PEN October through November. I’m anxious to learn what steps I need to take to create my business, tweak my website, and then get my services out there. My hope is to start editing in the new year–maybe sooner.

3. Blog more consistently at my website. I’ve kind of taken the last six months or so off due to the move and everything else. Things have calmed down around here, at least for now. My goal is to blog three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). The best thing about that is that I’m bringing back the Character Tour!

4. Enter the ACFW First Impressions contest in October.

I think that’s enough to squeeze into the last three months, don’t you think? What about you? What goals are you going to make/change to bring you into 2013 on the bright side?

About Ralene Burke

Whether she’s wielding a fantasy writer’s pen, a freelance editor’s sword, or a social media wand, Ralene Burke always has her head in some dreamer’s world. And her goal is to make it SHINE! She has worked for a variety of groups, including Realm Makers, The Christian PEN, Kentucky Christian Writers Conference, and as an editor for a number of freelance clients. Her first novel, Bellanok, is being published as a 4-part serial! When her head’s not in the publishing world, she is wife to a veteran and homeschooling mama to their three kids. Her Pinterest board would have you believe she is a master chef, excellent seamstress, and all around crafty diva. If she only had the time . . .

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