National Novel Finishing Month?

Well, NaNoWriMo came and went this year without a single update from me – because I was too busy writing to blog. That, and my characters were clamouring to be painted, so I started on that, too. If you’re interested in seeing some progress shots, I’ve started sharing those on my Facebook page.

But anyway, now we’re into December, and my novel isn’t finished. I got to 56,000 words, but I’m nowhere near done. And I’m not alone! A lot of people seem to be using December as National Novel Finishing Month, and I love that idea. I miss being able to update my word count on the site, but I changed my NaNoWriMo trackers so that they can be used for December – you can fill in your word count so far and your target for the end of this month, and it’ll calculate your daily targets, averages and so on.


It looks a little different than the preview since I change the headings and added a field to fill in your word count to date. You can download it here, and there’s a single-file version too. I didn’t update the instructions, but they’re pretty much the same, except that you can now fill in your word count to date in the box marked “Written”. You can delete any pages that you don’t need or copy them into your NaNoWriMo sheet, whatever works for you. So, if you’re going to be writing through December as well, I hope this comes in handy!

And with that, it’s back to writing for me. I hope NaNo went well for everyone – anyone with me for December?