It's getting close to November again! I am writing a Choose Your Own Adventure-style novel this year, so I am going crazy trying to plan everything out. I've updated my spreadsheets from last year
for you lovely people.
First off, my Word War spreadsheet
is a lot of fun. It's set up for up to four people, but if you needed to run wars for a more than that, you could just copy the tab to get four more spaces. ( Cool things it can do, blatantly copy/pasted from my post last year and the year before )
Next, this "Report Card" word count tracking spreadsheet is my baby. I started out using the one posted here a few years ago, but then I started modifying it. By now, it is so heavily modified it doesn't even look like the original anymore, and it does a LOT more while still being pretty easy to use. *I* think it's pretty keen, but then I might be biased. I have two flavors available for you. First I have the version WITHOUT scene info here
- this one is for the seat-of-the-pants writers who don't plan, or writers who don't plan on exact numbers of scenes or chapters. The second version includes scene information, and it is here
. This one is for the planners.( Cool things it can do- more modified copy pasta )
Finally, I've also uploaded my Calendar
. This one doesn't do anything fancy, it's just a nifty thing to print off and carry around. I'm co-ML for the Dallas/Fort Worth region, and I always print these out to give to my Wrimos at the Kick-Off party, and then I keep little star stickers with me at all times. We all love putting stickers on each day as we hit the given word count quota, so I though I'd share it with y'all who aren't in my region :)
And, just like last year, if there is anything anyone wants added to either spreadsheet, to track your own personal stats, drop me a line and I'll see about fitting it in. I like playing in Excel, and I like challenges, so don't hesitate to ask! Similarly, if anything gets borked in your copy of the Report Card, I can try to help you out.