Late yesterday afternoon, I finished the draft of the novel I’m writing. (Yay!!)
The book isn’t done yet – revisions are the next step – and I’m a firm believer, and know from experience, that rewriting and revising are key. And since I happen to love the process of rewriting and revising, I’m looking forward to getting down to work on this next phase of the project.
A few weeks ago, I set a deadline for myself to finish this draft by the end of December. I didn’t have a daily goal of word counts or hours. I simply had the date of December 31 in sight. And I met that goal.
For me, it’s often helpful to keep my writing deadlines and goals on the “loose” side of things. (I’ll probably talk more about that in a future post.) Because of this, I didn’t use any sort of detailed tracking sheet.
But – for some writers (and sometimes for me, depending on the project) a written-down, scheduled, tracked way to keep up with the writing process and progress is definitely the way to go when it comes to working on, and finishing, a novel, nonfiction book, article, short story, or blog post.
That’s why I put together this free printable, a Weekly Writing Plan to keep track of writing goals and to-do’s for the week, as well as your daily progress.
The file is in .pdf format. All you need to do is download it for the paper size you want to use (there’s no charge, no strings attached, nothing to sign up for, no need to give your email address) – and then print it as many times as you need, to cover as many weeks as you want.
The Weekly Writing Plan pdf in US letter size is here.
The Weekly Writing Plan pdf in A4 size is here.
The Weekly Writing Plan pdf in A5 size is here.
If you’d like to check out my other free printables, you can find them here.