• 2017 Writing/Revision Tracking Spreadsheet by J.A. Marlow

    To start off the new year in the right direction, I have updated the yearly Writing and Revision Tracking Spreadsheet.

    This format is a little different than before. Instead of separate tabs for the writing and revision, this time it’s been combined into one single tab. I’ve been using it for the past year and like having both were I can see them in one glance.

    Another post soon on the other big project I’ve been working on.

    So, go! Write and revise!

    View every word forward as a triumph.

    All spreadsheets are available on my Writing Freebies page.

  • January 2017 Challenge by Dreamers Cove

    In many places around the world it is tradition to set goals for the upcoming year. Why not make one concerning your writing? So, here is the January Writing Groove Challenge:

    Average Warp One of new material

    This equals:

    • 250 words per day
    • 2 chapters/scenes per day
    • 2 pages a day
    • 22 minutes per day (.37)

    Choose one, choose more than one, the choice is up to you! Post how you are doing as you go along so your fellow writers can root you on.

    Now, go have fun with your writing!

  • What Are Challenge Points? by Dreamers Cove

    Ever wonder what those points at the top of each user profile mean?

    They are challenge points, earned by participating in challenges and awarded at different levels of accomplishment. In the case of the profile points, this line lists the challenge points earned for the last 30 days.

    For instance, for the word count challenge a writer earns an additional point for each Warp Speed level achieved per day. Example:

    • 110 words per day = 1 challenge point (Impulse .5)
    • 250 words per day = 2 challenge points (Warp 1)

    The only writing challenges that don’t have earned tiered points are the publishing and submission challenges. The most that can be earned with them is 1 challenge point per day, hence the note on them to record only one per day so that you earn the maximum number of challenge points.

    Along with the various writing challenge leaderboards, there are also challenge point leaderboards for the total points earned from all participated challenges.

    Current Month
    Previous Month
    Current Year

  • We’re on Twitter! by Dreamers Cove

    Writing Groove is now on Twitter!

    And there is plenty to tweet about.

    • New challenges.
    • New writing posts.
    • Welcoming new users.
    • Giving regular shout-outs about our users accomplishments.

    The last two are possible only is we know your Twitter username. So, if you have one, consider adding it to your user profile. You can add it under Profile > Edit > Social Media.

    We’re keeping an eye on the hashtag #writinggroove. If you use it in regards to writing, don’t be surprised if we respond and retweet!

     

  • Accidental Downtime by Dreamers Cove

    I tried to update security software and… BOOM!

    Sorry about the downtime. Site is up and running now with challenges and leaderboards updating as expected. The database has been reverted to September 8th to ensure there isn’t any lingering problem. There was no data loss before September 8th. It is now safe to update on the site.

    And yes, I’m taking steps to make sure this particular problem doesn’t happen again. 🙂