Because GYWO is a writing community, we want all activities for the habit pledges to have a recorded creative element. That includes activities such as drafting or revising; outlining, planning, or brainstorming on paper; writing query letters or synopses; or completing world building or character sheets. Thinking about your project or chatting with your editor or best friend about your story may be essential for your process, but we’re encouraging you to record those thoughts instead of just thinking them.
A common concern for the Habit Pledges is how to count activities for GYWO. These guidelines are designed to help you make the best decision about your creative writing activities. If you have an activity that doesn’t fit anything mentioned here, you may ask a moderator, but we trust you to make a good decision based on the guidelines provided.