This is how I’ve been keeping track of my word-count goals this year. I have an Excel spreadsheet with one page for each month. Then I outline the months like this.
At the end of the day, I track how many words I’ve written.
“Total word count” is equal to the sum of all the days I’ve entered in counts.
“Left to reach goal” is equal to my goal word count (for this month, it’s 50k) minus what I’ve written so far.
I’m anal in the way I get organized, so I find this really helps me out.