I need to track my word counts daily and/or weekly. I did make one, but it is for when I do writing sprints for 30/10 minutes. There is no set day or anything just writing and tracking the word count after the sprints. I have four 30/10 minutes writing sessions, but that is just for sessions only.
I am trying to find printable ones online for both daily and weekly word count trackers that are free.
I am doing this because last time I finished a novel, I stopped at over 70,000 and that was an accomplishment for me, even though I wasn’t entirely done. I want to surpass that word count and I need to track my daily and weekly word counts for Project MH and soon-to-be second story project.
If I need to make one, I at least need an idea by using something as a guidance in order to make my very own to get a general idea on how to create one for myself. I got Google Docs and Word to help, but I still need help.
It looks random at first, right?
But you can start picking out some patterns.
This writer does better writing right before bed.
When they take a day off, they peg it on the next day. So much so that writing every other day will net in more writing.
Their double sessions in the afternoon doesn’t work. Cut that Session II?
Mood might have something to do with how much they write.
But you could add anything below the mood line: Meds today? Ate right today? Cleaned something today? Bought something new today? Read today? Things that show how your everyday life is impacting your writing. So, after a few months, when you had a bad morning with breakfast being interrupted, and if you already KNOW that causes you to have a bad writing day, you won’t be as upset by the low number sessions.
hm, maybe i should try this too it looks like the sheet you made on JLO’s recs is pretty good. I think it could be simplified by removing the month/day bars at the top (since you already have a spot for the date) and organizing it like this:
[Session ] [time] [words written] [mood]
with blanks under these headers so that you can fill them in by hand. that way you won’t end up with a bunch of empty spots if you don’t write 3 sessions + do a daily task + eat every half hour. The “session” blanks can also be populated with [eating] or [task], so a filled out sheet might look like: