Dec. 14th, 2018

[personal profile] gywomod
This is the post to make a pledge to write 240 days in 2019. This habit pledge is the equivalent of writing or working on writing tasks every day for eight months of the year, or writing most weekdays. That leaves plenty of time for life’s chaos and is still a major commitment to your writing life. If you have some unpredictability in your schedule, or if you have some planned vacations or absences, this may be the pledge for you.

For this pledge, the recommended pacing is:
• 20 days per month

You will not be able to change your pledge mid-year, so think carefully before pledging!


Signing up confirms that you have read the membership requirements for GYWO and your pledge, and understand that you will be required to check in monthly with your year-to-date day count.

Once you have pledged, please request to join the community. We will add everyone starting January 1.

Comments on this post are screened, but once you have been verified, you will be listed on the profile page under your pledge for 2019. If you have any questions, please ask on the Pledges & Requirements post.

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Thank you for your pledge, and we can't wait to write with you in 2019!
[personal profile] gywomod
This is the post to make a pledge to write 350 days in 2019. This habit pledge is a serious commitment, demanding that you write or work on writing tasks almost every day of the year! (You get 15 days off for illnesses and vacation—use them wisely!) If you’re already writing most days and want a pledge to help push you into writing every day, this is the pledge for you.

For this pledge, the recommended pacing is:
• 29–30 days per month

You will not be able to change your pledge mid-year, so think carefully before pledging!


Signing up confirms that you have read the membership requirements for GYWO and your pledge, and understand that you will be required to check in monthly with your year-to-date day count.

Once you have pledged, please request to join the community. We will add everyone starting January 1.

Comments on this post are screened, but once you have been verified, you will be listed on the profile page under your pledge for 2019. If you have any questions, please ask on the Pledges & Requirements post.

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Thank you for your pledge, and we can't wait to write with you in 2019!
[personal profile] gywomod
This is the post to make a pledge to write 75K words in 2019. This word count goal was originally created for any members dealing with recurrent or chronic conditions (including illnesses that flare and mental illnesses) which impact their writing lives. Being the primary caregiver or working two jobs can also impact your writing life. You do not need to disclose any information about your situation, but if you feel you have a significant impact to the time you have available to write due to conditions entirely out of your control, this may be the pledge for you. If you have any questions about this pledge, you are more than welcome to confidentially talk to a moderator. We want to do what we can to continue to support writers and treat everyone with compassion.

For this pledge, the recommended pacing is:
• 6.25K words per month
• 205 words per day

You will not be able to change your pledge mid-year, so think carefully before pledging!


Signing up confirms that you have read the membership requirements for GYWO and your pledge, and understand that you will be required to check in monthly with your year-to-date word count.

Once you have pledged, please request to join the community. We will add everyone starting January 1.

Comments on this post are screened, but once you have been verified, you will be listed on the profile page under your pledge for 2019. If you have any questions, please ask on the Pledges & Requirements post.

Cut & Paste Pledge Form:


Thank you for your pledge, and we can't wait to write with you in 2019!
[personal profile] gywomod
This is the post to make a pledge to write 150K words in 2019. You might think of it as three NaNoWriMos, but we’re hoping you’ll think of it as a way to introduce daily writing into your busy schedule. Pledging a Modest word count goal makes it easier to find time to keep on pace but still provides an excellent writing challenge.

For this pledge, the recommended pacing is:
• 12.5K words per month
• 411 words per day

You will not be able to change your pledge mid-year, so think carefully before pledging!


Signing up confirms that you have read the membership requirements for GYWO and your pledge, and understand that you will be required to check in monthly with your year-to-date word count.

Once you have pledged, please request to join the community. We will add everyone starting January 1.

Comments on this post are screened, but once you have been verified, you will be listed on the profile page under your pledge for 2019. If you have any questions, please ask on the Pledges & Requirements post.

Cut & Paste Pledge Form:


Thank you for your pledge, and we can't wait to write with you in 2019!
[personal profile] gywomod
This is the post to make a pledge to write 200K words in 2019. That’s just NaNoWriMo and a few big bangs, right? Doesn’t sound difficult at all, does it? It may not sound like a challenging word count goal, especially when looking at some of the other pledges, but appearances can be deceiving! Meeting 200K is no cake walk.

For this pledge, the recommended pacing is:
• 16.6K words per month
• 548 words per day

You will not be able to change your pledge mid-year, so think carefully before pledging!


Signing up confirms that you have read the membership requirements for GYWO and your pledge, and understand that you will be required to check in monthly with your year-to-date word count.

Once you have pledged, please request to join the community. We will add everyone starting January 1.

Comments on this post are screened, but once you have been verified, you will be listed on the profile page under your pledge for 2019. If you have any questions, please ask on the Pledges & Requirements post.

Cut & Paste Pledge Form:


Thank you for your pledge, and we can't wait to write with you in 2019!
[personal profile] gywomod
This is the post to make a pledge to write 250K words in 2019. A serious word count goal to be sure, but it's a good one for anyone who's completed the smaller pledges a time or two (hint hint!). Meeting this goal requires a steady commitment to writing and a willingness to self-motivate.

For this pledge, the recommended pacing is:
• 20.8K words per month
• 685 words per day

You will not be able to change your pledge mid-year, so think carefully before pledging!


Signing up confirms that you have read the membership requirements for GYWO and your pledge, and understand that you will be required to check in monthly with your year-to-date word count.

Once you have pledged, please request to join the community. We will add everyone starting January 1.

Comments on this post are screened, but once you have been verified, you will be listed on the profile page under your pledge for 2019. If you have any questions, please ask on the Pledges & Requirements post.

Cut & Paste Pledge Form:


Thank you for your pledge, and we can't wait to write with you in 2019!
[personal profile] gywomod
This is the post to make a pledge to write 300K words in 2019. This is probably our most unpredictable word count goal—we've seen amazing years, and we've seen years of struggle. If you’re writing on pace, you’ll be writing a half-NaNo every month! This is a pledge level that will keep you on your toes and offers little room for slacking off.

For this pledge, the recommended pacing is:
• 25.0K words per month
• 822 words per day

You will not be able to change your pledge mid-year, so think carefully before pledging!


Signing up confirms that you have read the membership requirements for GYWO and your pledge, and understand that you will be required to check in monthly with your year-to-date word count.

Once you have pledged, please request to join the community. We will add everyone starting January 1.

Comments on this post are screened, but once you have been verified, you will be listed on the profile page under your pledge for 2019. If you have any questions, please ask on the Pledges & Requirements post.

Cut & Paste Pledge Form:


Thank you for your pledge, and we can't wait to write with you in 2019!
[personal profile] gywomod
This is the post to make a pledge to write 350K words in 2019. This pledge is the second largest of the word count goals, and as you might guess, it takes a huge effort to achieve. You’ll have to write an average of nearly a thousand words a day. Even so, we’ve had many finishers here each year, so we know it’s possible!

For this pledge, the recommended pacing is:
• 29.1K words per month
• 959 words per day

You will not be able to change your pledge mid-year, so think carefully before pledging!


Signing up confirms that you have read the membership requirements for GYWO and your pledge, and understand that you will be required to check in monthly with your year-to-date word count.

Once you have pledged, please request to join the community. We will add everyone starting January 1.

Comments on this post are screened, but once you have been verified, you will be listed on the profile page under your pledge for 2019. If you have any questions, please ask on the Pledges & Requirements post.

Cut & Paste Pledge Form:


Thank you for your pledge, and we can't wait to write with you in 2019!
[personal profile] gywomod
This is the post to make a pledge to write 500K words in 2019. This pledge is the largest of the word count goals and is meant for any writers who really want to test their stamina. While writing half a million words in a year is no easy task, we’ve had several members not only complete this pledge, but exceed it! Be prepared to devote your life to writing if you select this one!

For this pledge, the recommended pacing is:
• 41.6K words per month
• 1,370 words per day

You will not be able to change your pledge mid-year, so think carefully before pledging!


Signing up confirms that you have read the membership requirements for GYWO and your pledge, and understand that you will be required to check in monthly with your year-to-date word count.

Once you have pledged, please request to join the community. We will add everyone starting January 1.

Comments on this post are screened, but once you have been verified, you will be listed on the profile page under your pledge for 2019. If you have any questions, please ask on the Pledges & Requirements post.

Cut & Paste Pledge Form:


Thank you for your pledge, and we can't wait to write with you in 2019!
[personal profile] gywomod
GYWO is BACK for 2019! We’re starting our eleventh year-long writing challenge with ten pledges to help you challenge yourself, achieve your writing goals, and build a writing life.

Keep in mind that even our smallest goals require a serious commitment throughout the year. While it’s okay for writers to be behind or even entirely miss their pledge goal, we want you to pick a pledge that could be achievable for you and will keep you writing all year long. Before choosing your pledge, please take note of the few requirements we have of our members, and carefully consider which of the ten pledges you'd like to choose. You may only choose one pledge.


Membership Requirements & Information )


Pledge Types )


Pledging

If you pledged in a previous year, and didn't meet your goal, quit, or were removed from the comm for missing check-ins, you are welcome to pledge again.

When choosing your pledge, consider your personal writing habits and what you find most motivating. Will hitting your word count goal early help propel you to keep writing through the remainder of the year? Do you need a major challenge to keep you on pace? Have you surpassed smaller goals in previous years and need more of a challenge? Are you already writing multiple days a week? Make sure the pledge you make is one that will motivate you.

To make your pledge, there are two steps to complete: Pledge & Request.

Step 1: Pledge
Follow the link for your pledge to the appropriate post and leave a comment using the journal you intend to use to join the community. Cut and paste the form at the pledge post to ensure you’re leaving all of the information needed.

    Word Count Pledges
  • 75K words, the Light level, approximately 6.25K words/month, 205 words/day (reserved for members with significant impact to their writing time)
  • 150K words, the Modest level, approximately 12.5K words/month, 411 words/day
  • 200K words, the Basic level, approximately 16.6K words/month, 548 words/day
  • 250K words, the Moderate level, approximately 20.8K words/month, 685 words/day
  • 300K words, the Difficult level, approximately 25.0K words/month, 822 words/day
  • 350K words, the Insane level, approximately 29.1K words/month, 959 words/day
  • 500K words, the Ludicrous level, approximately 41.6K words/month, 1,370 words/day

  • Habit Pledges
  • 120 days, the Apprentice level, approximately 10 days/month
  • 240 days, the Journeyman level, approximately 20 days/month
  • 350 days, the Master level, approximately 29–30 days/month


  • Reminders: Sign up for only ONE pledge.
    Sign up with only ONE account.
    You may sign up using Dreamwidth or OpenID.
    You may use a fic/writing journal instead of your personal one.
    Include your username on the other platforms requested to have access everywhere.
    If you have previously participated under a different username (or on Livejournal), please let us know so we can track our repeat members.


Step 2: Request
Once you have left your pledge comment, please request to join the community. We will approve memberships on January 1st (as we still have 2018 members scrambling to hit their goals!), but we'll hold you in the queue.
If you are a current member, you won’t need to request as you are already a member of the community.


If you’re concerned we didn’t receive your pledge: We will be updating the 2019 list in the profile as new members are verified. Please give us at least twenty-four hours from submitting your pledge before inquiring about your status. (Over the Christmas holiday we will not be vetting pledges, so please check back on Dec 27th.)

IMPORTANT: Anyone requesting to join the community who has not made a pledge will not be added. To ensure you are not left out, make your pledge first, then request to join.


You have until January 15, 2019 to make your pledge.
After that time you will NOT be able to change your pledge
or join the challenge, so think carefully before committing.



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If you want to share GYWO with your friends, please feel free to use either of the codes provided to let them know you’ll be writing a lot in 2019 and you think they should too.


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Hopefully that covers everything you need to know about what is required of members, what the pledge options are, and how to make your pledge. Questions are welcome in this post! We hope to see your pledge soon!

FAQ
If I’m a 2018 member, do I need to pledge? Do I need to request membership?
Can I pledge if I previously quit the challenge, was removed for missed check-ins, or didn’t meet my goal?
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What happens if I don’t finish my pledge?
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[personal profile] gywomod
This is the post to make a pledge to write 120 days in 2019. This habit pledge is the perfect starting point for building a writing habit and making your writing life a regular part of your schedule. 120 days is the equivalent of writing every day for four months, but we recommend breaking it down so you’re writing consistently over the year, for example, by writing every Saturday and Sunday plus sixteen more days to hit 120.

For this pledge, the recommended pacing is:
• 10 days per month

You will not be able to change your pledge mid-year, so think carefully before pledging!


Signing up confirms that you have read the membership requirements for GYWO and your pledge, and understand that you will be required to check in monthly with your year-to-date day count.

Once you have pledged, please request to join the community. We will add everyone starting January 1.

Comments on this post are screened, but once you have been verified, you will be listed on the profile page under your pledge for 2019. If you have any questions, please ask on the Pledges & Requirements post.

Cut & Paste Pledge Form:


Thank you for your pledge, and we can't wait to write with you in 2019!

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