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Quarter 4, Here We Go

The older I get, the more I have grown to appreciate fall, the crisp morning air, the need to bundle up in blankets, and the time I spend with family (especially going into winter).

This week, I start a new work schedule, it’s a new quarter and after battling some heavy depression the last few weeks, I’m trying to be optimistic about this last quarter. There’s so much to be excited for, especially in my personal life, but I do struggle with the guilt of trying to balance writing and life.

But tis life, trying to figure out how to balance everything all the time. Quarter four should be the time that I slow down and try to be realistic on my goals, but I have never been that.

So it’s full steam ahead.

G O A L O N E: I originally thought I was going to go back to Hit List for this goal, and maybe I will in November for NaNoWriMo (especially since I managed to rig the PTO game and get my whole birthday week off), but first I’m going to focus on another project.

I’m writing a romance novel, but not under this name. I’ll be creating a whole new pen name for this adventure. Writing a romance has been on my “someday” goals list for a while, but I’m not quite ready to write Cassie’s ending, so I’m delaying it just a tad.

Good, better, best goal: 50,000 words/ 75,000 words/90,000 words

And if I write Hit List in November, the goal will be 50,000 for that. It’s not beyond the possibilities (though unlikely) I end up writing over 100,000 this quater.

My poor elbows.

G O A L T W O: Create fun book related content to grow my following on Tiktok and promote book sales and my newsletter.

Good, better, best goals:

200/500/1000 followers on tiktok

50/75/100 email subscribers.

G O A L T H R E E: Take care of my self and work for a daily average score of 70. Maybe I’ll go through this method someday, but right now, I’m just trying to build momentum in my life.

I can’t believe it’s October already and that in 45 days, I turn a whole new decade. Here comes 30, whether I’m ready or not.

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