Writing Template: Daily Writing Planner

Writing Template: Daily Writing Planner


So, you want to write a book?

Spoiler alert: there’s no magic bean, no shortcut beyond putting your butt in the chair and putting words on the page.

But I can tell you that after writing 30-something books, (several of them USA TODAY bestsellers), that one surefire way for me to get the book done when I’m on deadline is to show up every day and put something on the page, even if it’s an otherwise busy day, and I only have time for 100 words.

The best way to do that? Write down your goals (how many words you want to write on a particular day). Then write down which words you intend to write that day, either by hour or by chapter/scene (or both!) depending how your muse works.

Finally, at the end of the day, write down how many words you actually wrote, and how that word count made you feel.

Non-writers think that being a writer is about creativity. It is. But it’s also about hard work, hustle, and intention. My Daily Writing Planner makes your writing goals an intention—a plan. Not just a dream of “someday.”

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The fine print

  • This template is meant to be printed. You will not be able to fill it out electronically unless you have an Apple Pencil + iPad (or Android equivalent), and software compatible for marking up a PDF.

  • You can print this out as many times as you need, but please make sure you download the file locally to your computer for reuse, as the download link expires after 24 hours.

  • Please do not redistribute or repurpose this template in any way. I work hard at creating my writing templates, and they’re the result of years worth of publishing and writing experience. Please, be kind.