Now that you have your tools to motivate you to write, here are some options to keep track of how many words you write a day. Each offers a different layout
Jamie Raintree – It looks like an excel spreadsheet, but you have to email her to get a copy.
Keith Dumble – The Amazing Mechanical Wordcount Tracker, this is for Google Drive users only.
Justin McLachlan – an excel spreadsheet for download that changes colors as you progress
Sprint Shack – another excel spreadsheet
Jenny Trout – excel done up by week
Nerds and Nomsense – a guide on how to make your own spreadsheet
Finally, the previously mention Svenja Gosen
May the Muse be With You,
Word Tracker Spreadsheets
Svenja Liv, an artist, puts together excel spreadsheets, free to download, that will keep track of how many words written per day. There are three options
1) Word count per day for just November (this one comes in a variety of designs, most related to shows)
2) Word count per day for the year
3) Word total for November
Sure, you could create your own Excel spreadsheet to track how many words you written in how many hours, but why bother when someone has figured out the formulas for you. It comes with pages for tracking characters and plot with bonus graphs and a comment line that cheers or harangues you depending on how well you are meeting the daily word count.
May the muse be with you,