I’m so excited for GYWO 2018, and not only because it’s a fresh start; this year, they’ve introduced Habit pledges as an alternative to Word Count pledges, and I think it’s going to be perfect for me. I’ve signed up for the Journeyman pledge, which requires 240 writing days in the year, which averages to 4-5 days a week.
I participated in 2017, for certain values of “participation”, with the Modest word count pledge of 150k; the only reason I crossed the halfway mark was thanks to my NaNo 2017 win. Keeping track of word counts is really just stressful for me. I’ve tried only tallying up at the end of the week, or at the end of the month for the GYWO check-ins, but I don’t write as often when I do that because it slips off my radar more easily. I’m hoping the Habit pledge will help me stay focused without obsessing over numbers.
My stated goals in my pledge post are to finish the rough draft of my current historical fantasy WIP (ideally by the end of June); to begin the revision process of the same WIP; and to return to the HP AU rpg I was building. I’m really looking forward to writing more regularly in 2018, and if you need a bit of a push you should join us! Sign-ups end on January 15th, so don’t procrastinate too long!