Free Word Count Calendar for a New Writing Challenge

on August 13, 2014 in Writers' Resources

As mentioned before, new writing challenges are being added to the All Indie Writing community. While originally planned as monthly challenges, they're now being set up early and opened to anyone who wants to take them, whenever they want.

You can find these in the writing challenges section of the forum where you can follow others' challenge progress, track and share your own, and chat with other writers pushing themselves toward similar goals.

The newest challenge is an adaptable one. It's a monthly word count goal challenge, where you can set your own goal. That could mean anything from tracking your 50k words for NaNoWriMo in November to tracking a monthly word count goal for a short story collection, novella, or even your blog.

A new writing challenge means you get a new downloadable / printable resource to track your progress with. This time it's a simple word count calendar. Note the month, projects you're focusing on, and your monthly word count goal at the top. Then track daily goals (if you want to set them), daily progress, and weekly progress right on the calendar. Check it out below or visit the writing challenges area of the forum to see what other challenges and resources are currently available.

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Jennifer Mattern is a professional blogger, freelance business writer, and indie author. She began writing for clients in 1999 and started her first blog in 2004.

She owns 3 Beat Media - a publishing and client services company which operates All Indie Writers as well as several other websites and blogs including The Busy Author's Guide and BizAmmo. Jenn comes from a background in online PR and social media consulting, having owned a small PR firm for several years before choosing to pursue a full-time writing and publishing career.

Jenn also writes fiction under multiple pen names in the areas of children's fiction, mysteries, and horror fiction. Jenn is an active member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA) and currently serves as the organization's Assistant Coordinator of Promotions and Social Media.


  1. Angela Booth August 13, 2014 Reply

    Wonderful resource, Jenn. For writers who are struggling, a gentle challenge can help them to get the writing habit, painlessly.

    Pinned and tweeted. :-)
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