Color mapping – Great idea for word count goals or other goals.
One word after another, that’s how you write a book.
There is a lot more to it than that, of course, but getting a decent amount of words down on paper or screen is what writers strive for each day, and keeping track of a manuscript’s word count can help you to build and keep momentum and enthusiasm for your work-in-progress.
I’ve found that visual tools for keeping track of word counts are very effective. So not only is it a good idea to know your word count goal (daily, weekly, monthly, and overall for the manuscript) and to know how much you’ve written so far, but it’s also a good idea to have a visual approach so you can see your overall progress at a glance.
To help with keeping track visually, I’ve designed a fun and interactive tool exactly for this purpose. I’ve used this tool myself to…
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