How does one mark progress? It's important to find a way to show your progress in both fiction and fitness because it's easy to get focused on the daily struggle and not see the bigger picture. There is a reason it's called a work in progress after all.
Some ways to mark progress:
Word Count Totals
Word of Mouth
There are many options. Just find the one that works best for you. I tried once to do a total year word count on anything I wrote just to see how much I would write in a year. I didn't make it past month 2 on that. It was a method that didn't work for me. I do use progress bars on specific projects, however, and seeing that little green bar helps to motivate me to keep working.
How do you keep track of progress?