Starting on November 1st, thousands of people start toward the goal of writing the first 50,000 words what may be their very first novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. This project is called National Novel Writing Month, and it’s an excellent exercise for young and practicing writers. Adapting to heavy (and consistent) writing loads is an essential skill for a working writer, but divvying up your time and knowing how to make up for lost hours and days can be daunting. Inspired and built on artist Svenja Gosen’s excel sheets, we’ve put together an intelligent, shareable spreadsheet on Google Docs to help organize your writing goals and quotas.
With this spreadsheet you can automatically: Track daily word counts, adjust goals based on headway and the the date, and view statistics on your writing progress (and share them with your friends and beta readers). Instructions are saved as a tab on the spreadsheet. Download the sheet here, and follow for more Nanowrimo and writing resources.