NaNoWriMo Word Count Goals

I’ve been whipping out my calculator and doing the math for what my total goal was for the day each and every day. What a maroon! What I should have done was make up a little table and use it.

A table, such as this one:

Day Goal Day Goal Day Goal
1 1667 11 18337 21 35007
2 3334 12 20004 22 36674
3 5001 13 21671 23 38341
4 6668 14 23338 24 40008
5 8335 15 25005 25 41675
6 10002 16 26672 26 43342
7 11669 17 28339 27 45009
8 13336 18 30006 28 46676
9 15003 19 31673 29 48343
10 16670 20 33340 30 50000 +

Yeah. I know. I’m anal…


15 Replies to “NaNoWriMo Word Count Goals”

  1. GRRRRR! Word Press wouldn’t let me just cut and past my table. Oh no! I had to go copy and paste each row individually, then go into HTML and fix things there.

    Pain. In. The. Backside.

    I could have just deleted the post. but NOOOO. I have to be obsessive about the whole thing.


  2. I’m pretty much right on track. The problem with a table like that for me is that I like to have days off (like Thanksgiving) – so I’d be spending time trying to stay ahead of the table – or feeling guilty for being behind. I just figure out which days I’m available to write for the month and divide accordingly. Then I split the writing into 4 sessions per day. Whatever works, I guess.

  3. I just noticed day 22. I guess that’s for the people who haven’t put pen to paper yet, or for those who’ve realised the entire project is garbage and went back to grab only “the good parts.”

    (Snark snark snark.)

  4. Finally, after having this up for seven years, I’ve corrected the slight mistake I made in the numbering. This is, of course, the quality service you can expect from this site.

    And, for the record, I’m behind this year.

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