One of the things I've found most helpful in me actually getting somewhere with my WIP is an excel spreadsheet I created that breaks the story down, chapter by chapter, scene by scene, based on current wordcount, which I continually, regularly update. I've found it's actually quite motivating, and not intimidating, to review my story progress in this hardline way. It makes my progress feel more meaningful. Before I started writing my WIP, I would have thought this sort of technique would hinder me, that I shouldn't focus on the numbers but on the story itself. But I've found since that just keeping going actually helps me figure out what to do better than when I try to figure out what to do before I get going. I think it reduces the time I spend overthinking things, when really I already know what to do. I still like to have a good idea beforehand with each scene (that's just my style I guess), but this way I don't worry about whether I know everything, I find it easy to focus on small steps forward, and looking at the spreadsheet actually helps me figure it out. I also use this spreadsheet to review the breakdown of the story between the different POV characters, the average chapter length, and how far I am from the rough estimate of the final wordcount. I can also plan the breakdown of scenes ahead of where I am before filling it in. Using excel formulas helps with all this. Watching the wordcount for the total, the chapter, and the character, all tick up automatically is quite satisfying- "just 100 more words until I hit 3,000!". So I was interested in finding out how my fellow members keep track of their progress with their WIPs? Do you just check the wordcount occasionally, or do you do something more complicated like this? More so even? What works for you and why?