NaNoWriMo word trackers

Word tracking spreadsheets for National Novel Writing Month 2020. 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. If you don’t want to pay, you can just put in “0” in the price field and you won’t be asked for any payment info! If you want to give back and help with running costs for this site, just choose your price during checkout, make a donation using the links further down, or share this page with others who might be interested. Thank you so much for the support!

Click on the preview images below to download each tracker!

nano-preview preview-batb  nano-halloween nano-lament nano-lights preview-lost  preview-ml preview-starlight preview-pl nano-sting nano-steampunk


nano-bucky preview-groot preview-ww   preview-endor nano-gandalf

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’m only doing custom requests for folks who donate. That said, if you have an idea for a feature or you’d like to see a specific artwork of mine featured, feel free to let me know!


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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.
    Google “how to use Excel”, the internet is very helpful.
  • I edited stuff I shouldn’t have and now it’s broken, help!
    Re-download the file 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.

New since 2019: a spreadsheet specifically for developing characters & plot! If you’re struggling to figure out what your story is about or who your characters are, check it out!

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