Year-round word trackers

Word tracking spreadsheets for 2019! 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 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!


preview pr-batb preview-fairy pr-hp  pr-if Preview-Lament  preview-lights-of-hope preview-mermaid preview-lights pr-pl pr-stardust preview-starlight preview-steampunk  pr-w

Multiple Designs


preview-a&d preview-spn


preview-aragorn Preview-Gandalf preview thorin

Once Upon A Time / Fairytales

preview-eq preview-into-the-woods preview-rumple


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


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

I 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 give preference to folks who donate. Either way, though, request away!

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Troubleshooting & FAQ

  • I’ve found a bug in the code.
    Please contact me and I’ll fix it!
  • 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.
    Here you go!
  • 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.
  • How do I get them for free?
    If you don’t want to pay, just put “0” in the price field and you won’t be asked for any payment info or anything.
  • 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?

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If you’d like to help out with running costs of this site and enable me to keep making these, you can donate directly via PayPal or Ko-Fi, or pay whatever you like on Gumroad. Thanks a million for the support!

51 comments on “Year-round word trackers

  1. Hi Svenja – thanks so much again for your word tracker.

    Is there a way to track words for a six-month target / goal (and have the tracker adjust all countdown features etc. the same as it does for a 12-month total)?

    1. No problem! Thank you! And, yes. Set the custom word count for all the months you DON’T want to track to 0, and you’re set. So, for 6 months, pick the 6 months you want to count, set the others’ targets to 0, and everything will adjust accordingly.

    2. Thanks very much Svenja. That works for the word totals.

      Is there no way to adjust the countdown in the ‘Days Left’ column to count down six months as opposed to 12?

    3. I need to change the formula for that to work. I’ll try and get that done tomorrow. If you let me know which tracker design you’re using, I can email you the fixed version as soon as I have it! :)

    4. Hi again – it should all be fixed now, so if you re-download, it should adjust the “Days Left” box properly.

  2. I’m looking forward to this year’s tracker! Thank you for doing this.

    1. Thank you! I tried to donate via Paypal, but it wouldn’t go through and I received a message that I should contact you regarding the payment. I hope you get things sorted with Paypal. I’ll try again soon.

    2. Yeah, I didn’t get any payment from you – I have been getting others, though, so I’m not sure what the problem with that is, to be honest. This link might work? Or you can pay via Gumroad as well when you download it. But either way, thanks very much!

  3. I use your tracker EVERY year, and I love it. I can’t wait to see the ones for 2018, and I will certainly make a small donation.

  4. When you plug in your goal at the very beginning.. is this the year-long goal or your daily goal?

    1. The year-long goal. It’ll calculate the daily quota from that.

  5. Quick question for you: Where do you get more money, from Gumroad or from Direct donations? I want to make sure you get as much as you can :)

    1. It doesn’t make much difference, but direct donations are generally slightly better for me! Thanks for the support!!

  6. Hi, thank you for making these. I used your NaNoWriMo tracker this year and I found it really helpful. Hopefully, this year tracker will be twice as helpful! Although, I think that choosing one might be close to impossible as they’re all so beautiful. I’ll hopefully be downloading one now though as my memory is so poor that I don’t want to forget!

  7. I just wanted to let you know that I absolutely love these. I discovered them last year, and I was thrilled to find more for me to use this year! I usually have one for each project I’m working on and then one for the overall year, and they’re so helpful, and motivating. Plus, they bring out the fangirl in me. :P Wonderful job!!!!

  8. These are amazing, and SO what I’ve needed! I’ll be using the SPN “Angels & Demons” one for my fanfic, and the Steampunk one for my original stuff.

    Thank you so much for creating these! You’re awesome!

  9. Hi Svenja, these are wonderful as usual! But I was trying to get the one to the left of Rumplestiltskin (castle/ship), and it also links to the Rumplestilstskin one. Could you check the link? Thanks so much for making these available! ~Sherry

    1. Sorry about that! The code messed up for some reason and kept lumping all the pictures/links in together. I thought I’d caught them all, but not that one, apparently! It should work now. :D I’m glad you like them though, thanks!

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