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NaNoWriMo is well underway!

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

NaNo Progress Pie

Just a quick post to show off my progress after two days! 4714 words!

Many thanks to Christian (aka Boots) for providing me with competition to help get me this far this quickly!

Also, following the swapping of a few of these with friends, I’m curious to hear other people’s first lines so post them if you’re taking part to comments or your own LJ’s / blogs and link ‘em!

‘Humans are strange creatures,’ wrote Ledmark, his hands padding at the rubber coated sprung keys of his console. ‘its so hard to work out sometimes what they’re thinking or feeling.’

The NaNoWriMo Tracking Spreadsheet – 2009 Edition

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Returning with a colourful visual refresh this year is my much loved NaNoWriMo tracking spreadsheet!

Its features include:

  • Automatic calculation of your word count for the day, words per minute and total remaining word count.
  • Automatic formatting indicates your progress towards the daily 1667 words target. (And bonus colours if you reach 5000!)
  • Smart charts showing your word counts, typing speed and overall progress.
  • Sheets are protected to prevent accidental changes to automatic cells, but can be unlocked to customise the sheet and targets.

Spreadsheet View

Progress PieWord Count Typing Speed

I recommend that you download the version for Microsoft Office Excel 2007:Download Office Open XML Excel Workbook

If you have an older version of Office (XP or 2003) and can not open this file, please use this version instead:

Download legacy Excel Workbook