Every other Tuesday, we talk about the different tools available for writers to make life easier (theoretically 😉 ).
Today’s Tool: Jamie Raintree’s Writing & Revision Tracker Spreadsheet
Platform: Your favorite spreadsheet program
Cost: $8 — and SO worth it!
What it does: Allows you to track your daily writing on multiple projects, both new writing and revisions.
This stuff is amazeballs, no joke. Jamie’s spreadsheet allows you to set up to 8 different projects and create both overall and monthly goals for each (the monthly goals is new for 2017!).
There are 12 monthly pages (obvs) and on each page, you have a calendar that shows you how many total words you’ve written each day on all projects, based on the chart you use on the lower half of the page. In the Writing column, you input the number of words you’ve written each day on that project. In the Revision column, you put the number of pages revised. I suppose you could do words, but that’s really hard to assess in revisions, so pages make much more sense. Then these are all totaled up across projects for the daily/weekly totals above.
In the top right quadrant of the monthly sheets, you get graphs showing your progress toward your monthly goal, color coded for each project.
The very last page is the Year End sheet, which shows you all your monthly totals, as well as the yearly total and the percentage complete based on the goal you set. You have this for both your writing and your revisions.
If you’re like me and you find motivation in visual signs of progress, this is the spreadsheet for you! It’s not always easy to see how far you are when you’re writing. But this tool really lets you see how great you’re doing (or where you need a bit more work 😉 )!
This sheet is always open on my desktop and I can’t recommend it enough!
Where to get it: You can find it at Jamie Raintree’s blog! She even has a video showing all the cool stuff it does. Tell her Venessa sent you 😉
When you do get it, let me know what you think about it in the comments!
Do you have a writing tool that you absolutely can’t live without? Drop a line to me down below and tell me about it!
Photos courtesy of Jamie Raintree.