Well, It’s that time of year again: time to think about what to do for NaNo, time to get serious and try to develop good daily habits and time to push out another idea. Maybe this year I’ll actually do it.
A couple of years ago, I purchased the The No Plot? No Problem! Novel-Writing Kit
from amazon (Aff. Link) and used up about 1/2 the included progress chart before falling behind and giving up. That meant that the next Project I was working on needed its own chart. So, instead of working on it, I fired up LibreOffice, and wrote my own.
The Backwards and Upside Down Not Nanowrimo Novel Progress Chart
Now, Since I wasn’t really doing NaNo ( I think this was my New Year’s Resolution Project), it looks a lot different from your standard Calendar.
For one, I decided to challenge myself to 2,000 words a day instead of NaNoWrimo’s 1666. Just a Simple Rounding up. And Instead of 30 days, I did 5 Weeks, for 35 Days. So the total words to Complete would have been 70,000. But, Since I wanted to use this for other projects, It’s blank. Your goal is up to you.
You’re also going to notice weeks are vertical, from the bottom. I’m not a designer, and had trouble making a calendar look right with the Progress bar on the left. But I Kinda wanted it parallel it anyway, so vertical weeks, going up it was. Also did outside-in just to be a pain.
It fits on a single 8×11, so you can print it and post it above your desk. Good Luck!
I Posted on the FB NaNo Page last year, and It got a pretty nice response, but the original Post was nuked in my site’s redesign, so Here it is again. It’s in .odt format, so should be good for most Word Processors. I do have a Creative Commons License attached: Use it as you see fit.
Download Link for Novel Progress Chart
Click to download.