When I started on my plan, I chose the six-month mark to try to get published. During that time, I figured I could hone my older stories I think can get published and build a few new ones while researching different places that might find my tone and voice similar to theirs.
So, that's my plan, and that is what I intend to do. Sadly, I already wanted to be halfway through the six-month mark already, but some issues with my pay-the-bills job meant that I could not start it until last month. While I am still using October as my starting point, I have moved each step in the direction I want to be going.
Which is really where I want to be.