Keeping track of your progress

All you need to do to use WordKeeperAlpha and keep track of your writing progress is use the Update widget in the top-left-hand corner.

Simply enter the number of words you've written in the "Words Written" box.

Enter the date. Don't worry, there's a handy drop down. Now might be a good time to mention the site will NOT work well without javascript. Just FYI.

If you've set up any projects, select one from the drop down list to attribute your word count to it.

Need a quick word count? Click on the "Count Words" button to access a modal with a text box. Copy and paste your words into it (Don't worry, I don't save your words, just count them) then click OK. Your words will automatically be counted and put into the Words Written box.

Click Log words and you're done!

Edit or Delete your Word Records.

Make a mistake? Just trying things out and want to undo your experiments? No problem!

Just go to the Goals and Projects page and look for the Word Logs section (the red box). Click the button on the right to expand the section.

If you want to Edit a record, click on Edit, make your changes and then click "Save". Or click Cancel and everything will be as it was.

To Delete a record, click on the Delete link, then click Yes on the pop up (If your browser asks, allow pop ups from WordKeeperAlpha.com. Don't worry, you can trust me. Careful though, once you delete a record its gone. Poof. No more.

This is a brand new addition. If anything doesn't work right, hit CNTL-F5 and clear your cache. If you notice any bugs, please let me know.

Create and track your goals

Set goals and track your progress.

Even though the goals system is still basic, you can still do a lot with it. To make a Goal, go to the Progress page and click the plus sign next to the goal heading.

You'll see the Goal Modal slide down.

General Tips

There must be a start date and it must be formatted 'MM-DD-YYYY'.

When you select a project on a goal, only word counts that you attribute to that project will count toward it.

If no project is selected, all word counts will count toward the goal.

Goal Step 1 Goal Step 1

Create a one time goal.

No real trick, here. Fill out the Goal Name, Word Count, and select 'One Time'.

Fill out the start date and the end Date.

Select a project if you want, Click create!

Goal Step 2 Goal Step 2

Create a recurring goal.

To set up a goal that repeats on a daily/weekly/monthly/yearly schedule, you'll need to fill out the Goal Name, Word Goal and set the Type to 'Recurring'.

The End Date option will disappear and you'll see you can choose from Day, Week, Month and Year goal types. Select one.

Tip: If you've already set a recurring goal type, you'll be unable to create another of the same type.

Tip:: Right now, you can't set a repeating goal type on a project. I'll be fixing that in the future.

Tip:: Set up a Recurring monthly goal to use the Goal graph. I'll be changing this later so you can choose the source of this graph.

Goal Step 3

You also have the option to create other recurring goals, based on the Word Goal you set up above.

Cimply check the other goals that you wish created.

Once again, if you have a recurring goal that has already been created, you won't be able to create another of the same type.

Goal Step 3 Goal Step 3

Edit your goals.

In your Goal List, click on the wrench Icon next to the goal Name.

A modal will drop down that will let you edit the goal details.

If it is a recurring goal, you will not be able to change the recurring type.

Goal Step 4

Remove a Goal.

Simply click the red 'X' next to the Goal Name in the list. You will be asked to confirm if you want to remove the goal.

Once a goal has been removed, it can not be recovered. You can create one to replace it though.

Goal Step 5

Start a project (or three)

Create projects to track how you write.

Projects will give you valuable information on how you're writing. When you enter in your word counts, simple select a project from the drop down to attribute your writing to them.

Start by clicking on the Add Project button.

Project Step 1

There are only four fields in a project. If that's too intimidating (you big author, you), take heart, because you only HAVE to enter a name.

With just a name you can attribute your word counts. But if you add a word goal and a start date you'll be able to track your progress and see a projected completion date.

If you fill out the end date as well, you'll know how many words a day you need to write in order to finish on time.

Project Step 2 Project Step 3

Edit and Delete Projects.

No secret here. There's the "Save Project" button and "Delete Project" button. Right on the project details. Use 'em.