Spreadsheets for 2014

There was supposed to be a whole thing where I write about Eirtakon and all the wonderful people who came by and recognised me and my art and actually bought quite a lot of it, but… here’s the thing. I came home from Eirtakon, and immediately got sick. And then I had to scramble to catch up on all the commissions and other work I’d neglected in favour of preparing for a con, attending a con, and coughing my lungs out. So I never got around to it. But it was a really great experience, I had a brilliant time, and everyone was amazingly wonderful.

That was in November. Exactly a month ago, actually. Wow, I’m slow. I also didn’t win NaNoWriMo, by the way. It turns out that convention prep and sickness don’t mix very well with NaNo. But on the plus side, November is over and we’re even past the whole solstice nonsense so now the days will get longer again. Whew.

Merry Christmas, or whatever you celebrate!

An alternate version of the SPN Christmas card I made.

(If you don’t celebrate Christmas or anything else, just enjoy the picture, or ignore that part.)

And here are my presents for you – spreadsheets. I made some for 2014. Not quite as many designs as for NaNo, though, because formatting 12 sheets for every file takes ages and I just don’t have the time. I might post up more if I get them finished, but yeah, it’s time-consuming to make all the graphics and change all the colours and so on. Here are the ones I made:

Word-Tracker-2013---Forest-Fairy-preview Word-Tracker-2013---Pirate-preview Word Tracker 2013 - Huntsman - preview Word Tracker 2013 - Steampunk - preview

Download links are here – again, I uploaded them all to Dropbox, if you have any problems with downloading them just let me know. Instructions are included, and I think they’re pretty straightforward to use anyway.

I might end up making more designs if I get the time, and if I do I’ll do a follow-up post. If you want a specific one of the NaNo designs adapted, I’ll do it, but I’ll give priority to requests from people who’ve made a donation. If you want a custom design using a different picture or theme, I’ll only do that in exchange for a donation. Sorry, but with the amount of stuff already on my plate and the amount of time this takes, I just can’t do it any other way.

Edit: There are now more spreadsheet designs featuring Supernatural and Once Upon A Time themes, see and download them here!

In the meantime, I hope you like this lot, and happy writing!


33 comments on “Spreadsheets for 2014

  1. Bless your heart! I was just trying to add to your 2013 spreadsheets and change them for 2014 but I’m Excel impaired! You rock! Let me know if you get any 2014 Dean Winchester themed spreadsheets with all of the plot stuff etc. up :D I HEART HIM HARD! Many thanks and have a prosperous new year!

    • Ah yes, Excel likes to be tricksy. :D Thank you! I’m working on some SPN-themed ones, but they won’t have the plot-development sheets because the yearly ones are big enough as is. But you can use the NaNo ones for that, and these for tracking word count. :) Happy New Year!

    • Merci beaucoup! I’m glad you like them, and yeah, I’ll be making new ones for next year, definitely! Happy New Year! ♥

  2. Yes! I discovered your wordtracker spreadsheets last year and it’s been an enormous help. I’ve been excited about these 2014 for the last month. Thanks again for making this resource available!

  3. Thanks for doing these. While I didn’t hit my writing goals, having your 2013 spreadsheet helped keep me going. Best of luck with your art – it’s amazing.

    ps. if you get the chance — I’d love to see Rumple or Hook. I heart Once Upon a Time.

    • That is awesome, I’m glad they’ve been helpful! And thank you for the kind words. ♥ I’m working on new designs right now, I’ll add Rumple and Hook to the list. It might be a day or two before they go up, though. But nice to hear from a fellow OUAT fan! :D

  4. Great work! These are great. I use them and suggest them for my creative writing class! Now, if you ever wanted to make a generic form, without the year, it could be perpetual…l :)

    • That’s so cool, thanks for passing them on! :) I can’t actually make the form work without the dates… the progress report bar and a few other parts rely on the date to calculate the stats correctly. But I do make new ones every year, anyway. ;)

  5. Hey! Happy New Year to you and thanks for your amazing trackers. I’m all about adding more structure to my work (I use Excel to count words, keep track of POV and current status of my chapters for all the projects I have).

    I have a small question about time, though. How should I fill in “hours today” column? I use Toggl to track the time I spend on writing, so for example yesterday I had 5 hours and 54 minutes. But If i fill in 5,54 and 4,34 for the day before that, I have funny results on my summary sheet (9,88). Is there a way around it? If, however, I use Excel formatting for time (5:54 and 4:34), my total is correct 10:28, but the words per hour column is off then…

    • Happy New Year to you as well! And thanks for the feedback! :)

      In terms of time – you have to convert the time to metric decimals or whatever the technical term for it is. So if you wrote for 1 1/2 hours, you’d fill in 1.5, not 1.3. So 5 hours 54 minutes would be 5.9 hours, and so on. Otherwise it won’t calculate correctly. So you have to convert it manually before filling it in. Hope that makes sense!

  6. These are amazing! I love them…I was here for your word count meter, which I love, and I was just noodling around your site and saw these…

    Wow. I never knew I needed these, and now I do. :D

  7. These are amazing. I’ve been looking for something as organised and helpful as this. I adore the progress chart. Fantastic. Thank you so much!

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