Writers unite! Write with me this summer!

I plan to write more this summer than I normally do. I know I’ll have enough time to do it, so it’s just a matter of setting goals. I went ahead and made a spreadsheet that can help me as Nano does with keeping track of my word count. It looks a bit like this.

CaptureColor-coded by month, because I’m a boss. If anyone would like to use this tool, you can download it here. I’ve used that site before and it’s safe. My document won’t give you any viruses, it’s just an excel file (it should be able to open with both Word and Open Office).

You can customize it as you’d like, delete May or August or get rid of the colors, but I already have all the formulas in there so that you don’t have to calculate a thing. Instructions are included in the file, but if you have any questions about anything feel free to ask!

I just think tools that let you see everything like that can be really useful. I want to see if anyone would like to write with my this summer. Nothing intense, nothing nearly as frantic as NaNoWriMo. My personal word goals are 10,000 for both May and July, then 20,000 during June and August. Obviously I won’t write every day, but I’m hoping to keep myself writing at least every week.

So if you’ve like to join me, leave a comment here! If enough people join up (you can write as much as you want, set your goal for 5,000 words a month if you want) then I’ll post each month to tell everyone how I’m doing and ask everyone else to report on their current status. I think it’ll be a fun way to meet some more bloggers and get to know them!

The project I’ll be working on primarily is A Game of Madness. If I finish I’ll just start my other project that was abandoned from trying to write too much at once. I don’t think I’ll get past A Game of Madness, though.

 

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14 thoughts on “Writers unite! Write with me this summer!

  1. Good luck!!! I’ll be participating in the July Camp NaNo this year too, though i’m only planning on tackling 30k instead of the big 50k. I do have several other projects I want to work on, mostly the re-writing and editing stages of past novels. Maybe you’re worksheet may boost my energy and motivation towards finishing one of those goals.

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  2. I’m so glad I’m not the only one who uses excel to track writing progress 😛 That spreadsheet looks absolutely lovely. And, for whatever reason, there is something just so satisfying about logging that word count in every day.

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    • Follow one of the writing prompts on here or find a plot generator and write the most random story you can. In times where you can’t work on important work it’s still important to keep writing to keep your skills sharp!

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