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[personal profile] gywomod2017-01-16 08:54 am
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Membership Closed

We have now closed the membership to this community for 2017. If you did not submit a pledge comment, you are not a member for 2017.

The GYWO moderators are thrilled to spend the next year writing with 404 writers.

Those who have come by too late, we appreciate your interest, and we hope that while you aren't able to join us officially, you'll make your own writing goals and achieve them.

Have a great 2017!
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[personal profile] gywomod2017-01-15 07:40 am
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LAST DAY for GYWO 2017 Sign-ups

Today is the ABSOLUTELY LAST DAY to make your pledge for [community profile] getyourwordsout 2017. We will not accept any pledges or membership requests made after January 15—no excuses, exceptions, or cash back with a valid receipt. You MUST PLEDGE and MUST REQUEST MEMBERSHIP to be a member. If you have done only one or have deleted your comment, you are NOT a member for 2017. (If you are listed on the user profile under “2017,” you have done both and are good to go.)

PLEDGE! REQUEST MEMBERSHIP! PLEDGE!


Have you pledged?
Light, 75K words
Modest, 150K words
Basic, 200K words
Moderate, 250K words
Difficult, 300K words
Insane, 350K words
Ludicrous, 500K words

Have you requested membership?
Request Membership

After today you cannot make ANY further changes to your pledge, so it's also the last day for second guessing.

If you're not sure if pledging has ended, a post announcing "Membership Closed" will be posted. You may pledge until that post goes up on Jan 16.
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[personal profile] gywomod2017-01-10 07:41 am

Membership PSA

Dreamwidth Users If you want to be a member of the community and have already pledged, please make sure your membership request has been approved or that you have accepted a member invitation sent by a moderator. You are a member of the DW community if your name appears in the Members list. Your name MUST appear in the Members list if you wish to have access to the Dreamwidth community.

If your name is not in that list, please check to see if you have an invitation to accept or request membership.

If You Also Have a Livejournal If you also want to have access to the Livejournal community, please check to see if you have an invitation to accept or request membership. You are already a member of the LJ community if your name appears in the Members list. Having dual membership is very helpful if one site goes down, so please consider requesting membership at both communities.


When membership closes end of day on Jan 15, that includes allowing people to request membership, so please act quickly to make sure you have access to the community/communities!

If you have not pledged, you must pledge before requesting membership.
You must have accepted or requested membership at either the LJ or DW community to be a member.
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[personal profile] gywomod2017-01-06 08:20 am
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GYWO 2017: 10 More Days

There are 10 DAYS LEFT to make your pledge for [community profile] getyourwordsout 2017. We will not accept any pledges made after January 15. You MUST PLEDGE and MUST REQUEST MEMBERSHIP to be a member. If you have done only one or have deleted your comment, you are NOT a member for 2017. (If you are listed on the user profile, you have done both and are good to go.)

To pledge, you must leave a comment on one of the Pledge Posts linked below.

Have you pledged?
Light, 75K words
Modest, 150K words
Basic, 200K words
Moderate, 250K words
Difficult, 300K words
Insane, 350K words
Ludicrous, 500K words

Have you requested membership?
Request Membership

Have you confirmed your pledge?
Check the 2017 profile list
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[personal profile] gywomod2016-12-14 07:09 am
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GYWO 2017: Pledges & Requirements

GYWO is BACK for 2017! We’re starting our ninth year-long writing challenge with seven pledges to help you challenge yourself, achieve your writing goals, and build a writing life. Keep in mind that even our smallest word count goals require a serious commitment throughout the year. Even though 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 seven pledges you'd like to choose.



Membership Requirements & Information )



Pledging

Members who pledge for 2017 are permitted to use any number of writing projects to add to their word count over the year. Projects may include (among other things) novels, fanfics, poems, songs, and essays. You can find a guideline of what kinds of projects we count at our website.

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 goal, consider your personal writing habits and what you find most motivating. Will hitting your 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? 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 have join the community.

  • 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


Reminders: Sign up with only ONE account.
You may sign up using Livejournal, 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, if you are signing up on Dreamwidth), please let us know so we can track our repeat members.

Step 2: Request Once you have made your pledge, please request to join the community. We’ll approve memberships on January 1st (as we still have the 2016 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 2017 member 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, 2017 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.




Promotion

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 of words in 2017 and you think they should too.


[img: notebook paper with "GYWO 2017" printed in large black letters with a blue
shadow. under that, "writing decathlon" in handwritten black letters with an
orange shadow. printed at the bottom in black is "sign up dec. 14 - jan. 15"]
GetYourWordsOut: Year Nine!
Pledges & Requirements | GYWO.net

Promotion )



Hopefully that covers everything you need to know about what is required of members, what our 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 2016 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?
I participated before but can’t remember my previous username. What do I do?
What happens if I finish my pledge early?
What happens if I don’t finish my pledge?
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[personal profile] gywomod2016-12-14 07:09 am
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Pledge Post: 500K Words (Ludicrous)

This is the post to make a pledge to write 500K words in 2017. This pledge is the largest of the 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 and understand that you will be required to check in monthly with your 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 user info page under your pledge for 2017. 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 2017!
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[personal profile] gywomod2016-12-14 07:09 am
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Pledge Post: 350K Words (Insane)

This is the post to make a pledge to write 350K words in 2017. This pledge is the second largest of the 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 and understand that you will be required to check in monthly with your 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 user info page under your pledge for 2017. 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 2017!
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[personal profile] gywomod2016-12-14 07:09 am
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Pledge Post: 300K Words (Difficult)

This is the post to make a pledge to write 300K words in 2017. This is probably our most unpredictable pledge level—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 and understand that you will be required to check in monthly with your 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 user info page under your pledge for 2017. 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 2017!
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[personal profile] gywomod2016-12-14 07:09 am
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Pledge Post: 250K Words (Moderate)

This is the post to make a pledge to write 250K words in 2017. A serious pledge 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 and understand that you will be required to check in monthly with your 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 user info page under your pledge for 2017. 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 2017!
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[personal profile] gywomod2016-12-14 07:09 am
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Pledge Post: 200K Words (Basic)

This is the post to make a pledge to write 200K words in 2017. That’s just NaNoWriMo and a few big bangs, right? Doesn’t sound difficult at all, does it? It may not sound challenging, 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 and understand that you will be required to check in monthly with your 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 user info page under your pledge for 2017. 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 2017!
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[personal profile] gywomod2016-12-14 07:09 am
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Pledge Post: 150K Words (Modest)

This is the post to make a pledge to write 150K words in 2017. 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 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 and understand that you will be required to check in monthly with your 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 user info page under your pledge for 2017. 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 2017!
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[personal profile] gywomod2016-12-14 07:09 am
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Pledge Post: 75K Words (Light)

This is the post to make a pledge to write 75K words in 2017. This pledge 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 and understand that you will be required to check in monthly with your 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 user info page under your pledge for 2017. 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 2017!