Word count trackers for NaNoWriMo 2011

Update notice for 2012: If you’re here for NaNo 2012 spreadsheets, see here for updated versions of all of these trackers. Some of the links in this post may not work anymore now, but the new versions are all available and working fine!

I finally finished updating last year’s word count tracker for NaNoWriMo! I made several different designs and several different formats, because I tend to get a bit carried away with Microsoft Excel. So, here’s the full pack, containing nine different designs:


Click here to go to the download page or download directly (.zip file, 2.6 MB).

Each file contains several sheets – instructions, word tracker, a progress chart, sheets for filling in your novel info, chapter lists, and character lists, as well as sections for developing plot and characters. If you don’t need all that, just delete them!

If you don’t want all the extra designs, I also uploaded the single, updated version of last year’s NaNo word tracker – here’s the download page, or you can download directly (.zip file, 281 KB).

The colours and so on don’t show up so well in earlier versions of Excel, and OpenOffice mangles them as well. I’ll try to make versions which will work better with those programs, and I’ll post them up here if and when I do.

These are all files which work by filling in your daily wordcount. I did have one for total word count last year; if you prefer that, you’re welcome to download last year’s version here and update it yourself.

Someone also converted the tracker to a Mac-compatible format last year, which you’re also welcome to take and update – you’ll find it here. I think some of the bells and whistles are missing from that one, but it should work just fine.

These are all licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License, so go ahead and share or alter them all you like. The only thing you shouldn’t do is alter the images within the files. You can replace them all you like, but my art is my art and I don’t want people changing it without permission.

That’s all really. I’ll post updates on here if any bugs emerge or something. If you run into problems or find a bug, let me know and I’ll do what I can to help!