It's the beginning of November, which only means one thing for writers. National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short. It's the month where we all band together and spend everyday writing to reach the 1667 word count goal, in the hopes of reaching that lovely finished book at 50,000 words.
There are many ways to keep track of your writing progress and today I wanted to share a few of them with you. Naturally, if you're trying this awesome task during the Camp or NaNo months then there is the tracker on their website, in which you submit your total word counts and it tally's it all up for you.
For other people there are Spreadsheets that can be downloaded and allow you to see what kind of progress you're making. I really like this one from Justin. Not only is it simple and updates for you, it shows you if you've met your target, almost met it or didn't meet it with handy traffic light colours. This spreadsheet is also customisable so if you're aiming for more than 50k, you can set it accordingly.
If you're a bullet journalist, you could even set up a 30-day challenge page. I've seen a lot of them around lately for different things and I really like the simplicity of them. Most of them are an easy set of 30 squares linked together with lines and inside the squares is a number. Once you reach the number you colour in the square.
Or of course, you can sign up to the Novelista Library and get access to my free 30day tracking sheets. This is a free 36-page workbook, with a page a day. Allows you to create a word count target suited to you as well as giving yourself a reward for reaching your target. Use the form below to sign up.
How do you track your writing word count progress? Let me know in the comments below!