Year-round word trackers

Word tracking spreadsheets for 2020! I make new ones every year and this page will be updated accordingly.

Instructions are included and sample screenshots are further down the page. You’re welcome to edit and share these, but please don’t use the images for anything else. They’re all made with my own artwork.

If you’re looking for a spreadsheet to track individual projects or shorter time frames, I now have a project tracker available as well!

All the spreadsheets are available for free. If you don’t want to pay, you can just put in “0” in the price field and you won’t be asked for any payment info. If you want to give back, please check out my art shop or sharing the link to this page with others who might be interested, or donate directly via PayPal or Ko-Fi. Your support is what keeps this page going – thank you so much!

Click on the preview images or the links below to download each sheet!

Art

preview pr-batb preview-fairy   pr-if  preview-lights-of-hope preview-mermaid preview-lights pr-pl  pr-stardust preview-starlight preview-steampunk  

Multiple Designs

Supernatural

preview-a&d preview-spn

Tolkien

preview-aragorn Preview-Gandalf preview thorin

Superheroes

preview-bucky Preview-Loki preview-groot preview-peggy Preview-Thor pr-ww 

Miscellaneous

preview-ben preview-endor preview-frasers pr-malec 

I do take requests for custom designs, but every hour I spend on these is an hour I should really be spending on my actual work, so I’m only doing custom requests for folks who donate. That said, if you have an idea for a feature or you’d like to see a specific artwork of mine featured, feel free to let me know!

Screenshots

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Troubleshooting & FAQ

 

  • I’m getting a “drawing conversion failed” error and the images aren’t showing up!
    There are two versions of each tracker; try the .xlsx file, that should work.
  • Can you make a version that’ll work on a Mac?
    I don’t own a Mac, so, no. I’m told by people with Macs that these work for them, but your mileage may vary.
  • I don’t know how to use Excel.
    Google “how to use Excel”, the internet is very helpful.
  • I edited stuff I shouldn’t have and now it’s broken, help!
    Your best bet is probably to re-download the file and start over.
  • I’ve found a bug in the code.
    Please contact me and I’ll fix it!
  • Can you make a version that people can view my blog?
    It’s an Excel file, so that won’t work. You can always upload it to Google Docs and link to it, or post screenshots.
  • Can you make a tracker for a few months, or a specific month?
    I did! It’s here if you want to check it out. Alternatively, you can set the custom word count for all the months you DON’T want to track to 0, and you’re set.
  • Will you make new ones for next year?
    Yes.

New in 2020: a spreadsheet specifically for developing characters & plot! If you’re struggling to figure out what your story is about or who your characters are, check it out!

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If you’d like to donate to help out with running costs of this site, here’s my tip jar, or use the button below. Every little helps, literally – thank you very much!

51 comments on “Year-round word trackers

  1. Thanks so much, Svenja! This is going to be so very useful!

  2. Thank you! I’ve been waiting for these. Great resource and much appreciated. Happy 2016!

  3. Many many thanks also from my side. I am using your spreadsheets every day and I just made a little donation. Please go on updating your spreadsheets in the years to come! All the best fur 2016!

  4. Thank you so much for making these! I used one all through last year, and it was so tremendously helpful. It was the most consistent tool I used for managing my writing this year. Thank you so much for the work you did making them, and for putting them up for free. I just donated, though honestly that doesn’t quite seem like the right word since I’m really just paying for a wonderfully useful service that I got to use all year.

    If you ever have the time and interest to add to any of these designs, your Furiosa artwork is AMAZING, as is your Han/Leia and your Scarlet Witch. Any of them would be fantastic to look at during the entirety of my writing year.

    1. Thanks so much, I really appreciate the support and I’m really glad they’re useful for you! I’ve added a Han/Leia design now and I’ll probably add a few more once I get a bit of time! :)

  5. I’ve been waiting for these! I heard about you via NaNo, and have wanted to do something exactly like this. This is so much more than I could have done, and Loki is…well, Loki :D. I made a small donation. I wish I could give more, but at this time it’s not possible. But I want to encourage you to keep on with this greatness. Next year I plan to do more. Happy New Year!

    1. I’m really glad you’re finding them useful. Thanks very much for the support as well – every little helps and I really appreciate it! Happy New Year to you too, and best of luck with your writing!

  6. Dang, these are awesome!! Thank you for making these!!!Any plans on doing a Star Wars: TFA theme? I know you’re a fan :D

    1. Glad you like them! :D I’m not a big fan of TFA though, honestly, sorry! But I did make a Han and Leia one a few years ago, I might update/fix that one and post it if I have the time! :)

    2. That would be awesome!! I totally understand not liking the new stuff. I can’t even look at the most recent “Star Trek” movies without getting sad over the wasted potential haha

    3. Yeah, that’s basically me with the new SW movie. :D I liked the new Trek movies but they are very different from the original, so I totally get it.

  7. Thank you, thank you, thank you SO much for these! I used your tracker for 2015 and will do so again this year. I couldn’t live without them.

    Did I say thank you? Well, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

  8. Thank you so much for these! They have just the level of detail I was looking for!

  9. Oh, wonderful! I’ve been waiting impatiently while hoping for a new Loki spreadsheet. You have no idea how helpful these are. If I had anything to spare right now, I’d donate to the cause! Thanks so much for making these.

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