NaNoWriMo word tracker spreadsheets

Word tracking spreadsheets for National Novel Writing Month 2018. Every file contains a word tracker as well as additional sheets for plotting, character development, timeline, and keeping track of your progress, chapters, story, and characters. Sample screenshots are further down this page.

There are a ton of different designs, and instructions are included. They’re free to use and share – you can just put in “0” in the price field if you don’t want to pay and you won’t be asked for any payment info! If you want to give back, please consider checking out my art shop or sharing the link to this page with others who might be interested. You can also make a donation using the links at the bottom of the page!

Click on the preview images to download each sheet!


nano-preview preview-batb nano-fairy nano-hp nano-halloween nano-inflagranti nano-lament nano-lights preview-lost nano-mermaid preview-ml preview-ballerina preview-stardust preview-starlight preview-pl nano-sting nano-steampunk nano-thalia nano-warrior


nano-ad nano-cas nano-dean nano-sam

Once Upon A Time

nano-eq nano-snowing nano-hook-1 preview-itw nano-rumple


nano-bucky preview-groot nano-loki nano-steggy nano-thor preview-ww

Star Wars

nano-hl preview-endor nano-ts


preview-aragorn nano-gandalf nano-kili nano thorin

Misc Fandom

nano-ben nano-frasers nano-huntsman preview-malec

Old designs

(2016 designs, no longer updated but still functional)

nano-hunt nano-pirate nano-selene

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. If you want it in a different design, you can always adapt one of the others.

I do take requests for custom designs. But every hour I spend on these is an hour I should really be spending on my actual work, so I give preference to folks who donate. Either way, though, request away!


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  • I’m getting a “drawing conversion failed” error and the images aren’t showing up!
    There are two versions of each tracker; try the .xlsx file, that should work.
  • I’ve found a bug in the code.
    Please contact me and I’ll fix it!
  • Can you make a version that’ll work on a Mac?
    No. Though I’ve been told, by people who own Macs, that these do work on a Mac.
  • I don’t know how to use Excel.
  • I edited stuff I shouldn’t have and now it’s broken, help!
    Re-download and start over.
  • Can you make a version that people can view my blog?
    It’s an Excel file, so that won’t work. You can always upload it to Google Docs and link to it, or post screenshots.

If you’re looking for a year-round tracker, check out the year-round word trackers. If you’re looking to track a project over a different month, or several months, try the project word tracker.

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