It’s that time of year again, where we all gear up for National Novel Writing Month. And like every year, I’m making spreadsheets instead of actually working on silly things like, oh, a plot maybe. Who needs a plot, anyway. Have some work tracking spreadsheets instead!
They’ll help you keep track of your word count for November, and there are additional sheets for plotting, character development, and keeping track of your progress, chapters, characters, and as much of everything else as I could fit in. I’ve updated most of last year’s to work for this year, so here are last year’s designs. Click to preview! (Don’t worry about the date in the preview, I fixed that in the actual spreadsheet, I’m just too lazy to make new previews.)
And because I’m lovely, I also made a ton of new designs for this year:
So many options! So many choices! Luckily you don’t actually have to choose, you can download and use as many as you want. The instructions are included in the sheets, and I think it’s all pretty straightforward. As always, you’re welcome to edit and share them, but please don’t use the images for anything else. They’re all made with my own artwork, so please respect copyright and all that.
I’ve compiled them in some handy rar packages:
And here are the links for individual sheets:
There’s also one spreadsheet that lets you fill in your total wordcount and calculates your daily amount etc from that, but I only made that in one design because I got lazy. If you want it in a different design, you can always adapt one of the others.
That’s all I’ve got! I left out some of my older designs, but if you want those, feel free to request them. Likewise if you’d like a custom design or you want me to make you a total-wordcount version of one of the designs up there, I do take requests. But every hour I spend on these is an hour I should really be spending on my freelance work, so like last year, I’ll give preference to folks who donate any amount. Either way, though, request away!
Most likely, I’ll end up making more spreadsheets and resources before November starts, so be sure to check back or just subscribe to updates! I’ll also be making a new year-round tracker for 2014, which will be up sometime in December. In the meantime, enjoy this lot!