Writers, track your progress…
AND FINISH YOUR BOOK!
Track your writing and revision progress for daily, weekly, monthly, and annual totals for up to 8 projects! Set month and year goals for each project!
So in 2011, I went about creating my own motivation and the Writing Progress Spreadsheet was born.
I shared it with a few friends and before long, hundreds of writers were using it, loving it, and thriving under the accountability and intrinsic rewards it offered.
Over the years it has evolved based on requests from users to include more projects, revision tracking, and goal setting.
If you’re looking for a little extra kick in the pants in 2017, check out the features of the Writing & Revision Tracker.
What Others Have Said
The Spreadsheet Includes
- Daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly writing statistics for up to 8 projects.
- Customizable project names.
- Monthly goal setting for writing and revisions for each project.
- Project goal setting.
- Visual calendar layout that automatically calculates your day, week, and month totals. Weeks start on Monday.
- Revision tracking by word count or page number.
- Graphs to display your progress toward your monthly writing and revision goals.
- Yearly totals for each project, each month, for writing and revisions.
- A writing and revisions grand total for the year.
- Also works in Numbers for Mac users and, so far, any other spreadsheet program.
On tracking revisions…
Personally, I track the number of pages revised. Other people have told me they track words subtracted so you may use a negative number, or you may track words added. I’ve also had other writers tell me they have an equation for how they come up with their number, which you could play around with. So it’s really up to you and what works best for how you revise.
The only important part is that you stay consistent with your tracking method for all projects throughout the entire year so your year totals are accurate.