It’s been a while since I released a freebie for tracking your NANOWRIMO word count. Since Camp is just around the corner again, here’s a mini booklet for your Happy Planner!
There are three pages in this booklet: the tracker in the preview above, a month-on-one-page calendar, and a before-and-after summary page.
The border is large enough for punching along one side, or you can tape it into your planner and trim the excess instead.
You can either print all three pages (which gives you a blank side for extra notes) or print just any two pages you need double-sided. You can even fold it in half and trim one side so it opens out and doesn’t cover your weekly spread altogether if you want it where you can’t forget it.
Print on A4 (make sure to uncheck “fit to size”) and trim the excess.
It’s very easy to get bogged down or distracted by all the “fun” stuff that comes before the writing itself: drawing maps, designing worlds, developing characters, finding or making pretty art to inspire you or remind yourself what your characters look like…
The list of potential procrastinatory issues is endless and it can be very difficult to tell when you’re legitimately developing and planning the building blocks of a book versus when you’re dodging the actual job of writing.
I’ve had multiple conversations with my friend where I try to help him with his novel and my advice usually boils down to two little words: