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#ROW80 Check-in and Operation G.I.T.

Well, after Saturday’s meh I wound up writing 1653 on Sunday, 2221 on Monday, and 864 on Tuesday, thus effectively catching up on the days I missed writing last week.  So that’s a yay.  Even though there is technically one more day to Round 2, I’m gonna go ahead and make my wrap up post here.

Round 2 began on April 4th.  Since then, I have churned out 53584 words, which works out to 678 words a day.  That’s a wee bit below the 750 words a day I set as my goal at the start of the challenge, but a fair bit above the 500 a day I dropped back to, so overall, nothing to sneeze at.  As this round is drawing to a close, I am just over 70% finished with Red.  I plan to knock it out early in Round 3 before moving on to Riven and plotting out Revelation.  But those are goals for another post.

On the Operation G.I.T. front, well I didn’t manage to stay away from the scale for a week.  I braved up and got on Monday.  And I was half a pound lighter than I was when I left on my work trip.  Um…Yay?  Of course I completely eradicated that loss with Mexican for dinner last night, which has left me feeling overstuffed, queasy, and in serious need of a detox.  The chips.  The chips are my kryptonite.  I did yoga this morning and thought I might hurl (maybe it was crane pose). Of course the fact that I was awake way too late last night didn’t help matters.

We got a text from our realtor last night that there was some serious interest in our house and to cross spare appendages for a good offer.  So I spent a lot of time staring at the ceiling over that.  I am conservatively hopeful/pessimistic.  I’m expecting something far below the floor of what I’m willing to take.  We looked around online last night and didn’t see much we would be interested in buying if our house did sell right now (as we are pretty sure there is a contract on the house we had agreed on), so I’m just kind of meh on the whole thing.  Everything is either too small or too expensive.  We don’t have to sell.  So if they won’t come up to what we want, we won’t.  We’ll just wait until someone will pay what we want and continue to pay other things off and down and wait for other things to come on the market.  Will keep y’all posted.

12 thoughts on “#ROW80 Check-in and Operation G.I.T.

  1. Congrats on all your progress with Red this round, my darling Kait! You have been working hard in the midst of a lot of Real Life crap, and that speaks loads about your work ethic and dedication! (Of course, all of us here already knew that about you.)

    Also, I feel your pain; the chips are MY Kryptonite, also. Damn them and all their crunchy, salty goodness. *shakes fist*

    I think you’re adopting a good mindset for the house stuff. If you can’t get what you want from this interested buyer, there’s no reason to settle right now. You’re cleaning out stuff and maximizing the space you have, and that will do until the moment is just right. *HUGS*

    1. I am so deep in revision mode that I can’t keep staring at that second paragraph, in which I use the word “also” twice within a few words of each other. *eye twitch* *EYE TWITCH*

  2. Wonderful job on the progress and determination. Thanks for sharing today and continued success in reaching your goal!

  3. You’ve had a great round for your writing. Red is coming right along and you’re loving it, right?

    Chips….definitely evil! And I’m having some tomorrow.

    I’m glad you’re not getting in such a hurry to sell that you take a lesser price. Stick to your guns…someone will buy eventually.

  4. You know, it’s usually when I’m in a “meh” phase about situations- jobs, houses, etc.- that they come through for me. It’s like the universe wants to get me back in a place where I’m entertaining it again or something.
    That is some serious progress on Red. Seriously, 70%? That’s the beginning of the end. Congrats, lady!

  5. well done on all acheived

    An estate agent once told me it was a buyers market (when trying to sell a house) he was a bit non plused when I replied only when the seller is desperate ( I had a price I wasn’t willing to dip below) hang on for what you want.

    see you in round 3

  6. May your house buying experience be atypical in a good way. Ours took 18mths and both of us were almost ready to give up when we found THE ONE. There are no lukewarm feelings when you find and buy THE ONE. 🙂

    As for chips… I don’t know why mexican restaurants insist on serving them with all that free salsa. They don’t charge you for them, and you still end up buying a meal that you only half eat (because of all the dang chips). And by the end of the meal, you’re so stuffed you skip dessert (a potential money maker!). *shrug* I don’t understand it, myself.

    You almost made your goal, but if you look at another way, you made a bigger goal of helping so many other authors, like me, reach their goals. Good stuff for everyone. I’m so happy to have been a part of ROW. Met so many nice people. 🙂

  7. Great job! It seems like you’ve had a lot going on in your life, and you’ve still managed to do really well. That gives us all hope! Best wishes for Round 3, and I have my fingers crossed for the offer on your house!!

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