Daily Word Count Tracker

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Daily Word Count Tracker basic spreadsheet that you can download for free. UPDATE: The Daily Word CountTracker for 2018 is ready for direct download: 2018 Word Tracking Spreadsheets.

Tracking your daily word count is a true and tried method used by a lot of successful writers. It keeps them focused and on track of their writing goals. My goal for 2017 is to publish at least four novels, so to do that, I need better focus and strategy to keep on track. I started using a daily word count tracker spreadsheet in late October of 2016 and although it's only been a few weeks, I'm finding it very helpful.

This strategy is not new but it's popular and recommended a lot because it works.

By tracking your daily word count, it helps you focus and on track of your writing goals.
Daily Word Count Tracker Spreadsheet

As you can see, my daily word count tracker spreadsheet is very simple.

I break it down by day. My daily word count goal is 1,000, so I kept things simple and made my monthly goal to be 30,000 words. Every day I enter my word count for that day and the spreadsheet tracks the word count for that day, the total word count after every day, and the words to go in order to reach my goal of 30,000 words per month.

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My goal for 2017 is to publish at least four novels, so to do that, I need better focus and strategy to keep on track. I started using a daily word count tracker spreadsheet in late October of 2016 and although it's only been a few weeks, I'm finding it very helpful.

I'm not an Excel whiz, I can barely handle basic formulas, so my daily word count tracker spreadsheet is very basic and simple (if I hit my daily word count goal the cell color for that is green -- if I fall short, it's red).

Daily Word Count Tracker Spreadsheet

It's very easy to change the formula -- my monthly goal is 30,000 words per month so that's what I have set up in the Excel formula-- you can just change that to 20,000, 50,000, or whatever you want.If you're looking for a basic daily word tracker spreadsheet you can download it here (it's free and that's a direct download link).

Word Day Count Tracker Color FormattingChanging the cell colors is also very easy just click on "Conditional Formatting" and you change the value (my tracker has 1,000 as a value because that's my goal, so you can change that to 2,000 or whatever your daily word count goal is).

Daily Word Count Tracker Download

If you're looking for a basic daily word tracker spreadsheet you can download it here (it's free and that's a direct download link).

If you upload it to Google Docs it's very easy to use this daily word count tracker on your smartphone, laptop, and desktop.

Daily Word Count Tracker Video

In this video, I show you my Daily Word Count Tracker Spreadsheet (on the laptop and on my iPhone).

UPDATE - the Word Count Tracking Spreadsheets have been updated for 2018. The first link is for the 2017 version.

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2018 Word Count Tracking Spreadsheet

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2 Responses to “Daily Word Count Tracker”

  1. Thank you so much for putting this word tracker together and sharing it. Hope 2017 is a great year for you.

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