NaNoWriMo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides tools, structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds — on and off the page. –NaNoWriMo's website


Novel Nurse Editing supports NaNoWriMo and their efforts. If you are successful in their challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days, you won't have a book ready to be published. But you can say you succeeded! You'll have set yourself a goal, worked for it, accomplished writing, challenged yourself, learned more about writing (even if you're experienced!), told a story, bonded with characters you created, and made something worthy of reworking and editing until it's ready for others to enjoy too. And you should be proud of all of it.


For additional support to NaNoWriMo's efforts, I've created word tracking pages (that help you maintain your word goals no matter what time frame you're working with) and put additional resources on this page.


You've got this. You can write 50k in 30 days!


For starters, here's a helpful post with 7 tips on how to Succeed at NaNoWriMo Every Year.

Official social media graphics from NaNoWriMo:

Badge for 2022
Badge for 2022
Banner for 2022
Banner for 2022

Word Goal Sheets - Free Printables


These printables are designed to help you stay on track for any novel you have a deadline for (particularly NaNoWriMo). Each of them have their goals set differently, so be sure you grab the one that best fits your writing style.


This sheet has no goals written in, so you can set your own! If you want to write on certain days of the week, are planning to take off Thanksgiving week, or want to work your goal around your work schedule, this one is for you.

Word Goal Sheet - Blank.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 357.1 KB

1,667 Daily

This sheet has the same word count goal for every day of the month—1,667 words. If you are planning to average the same number of words every day (maybe with a sprint here and there to get ahead or to catch up), this one is for you.

Word Goal Sheet - Same Daily Goal.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 375.1 KB

Strong Start

This sheet has the heaviest goal on day one and gradually decreases the daily goal as the month progresses. If you know you will have a strong start and prefer a dwindling goal, this one is for you.

Word Goal Sheet - Strong Start.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 379.0 KB


Also available to help you along your writing journey—whether it's during NaNoWriMo or any time of year you spend thinking on, plotting, pantsing, brainstorming, or promoting your books—is The Writer's Planner.


You can get it all year long from the Lulu bookstore worldwide or in the US from Amazon. Once per year, you can also get a spiralbound version, with extended content inside!


The Kickstarter for the 2022 spiral edition runs from October 20th at 10am EST to November 7th at 2pm EST. Don't miss out!



In support of the indie author community, and of all writers, I often send a contribution to NaNoWriMo in November. And I want to see your badges! 


NaNoWriMo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that wants to support you and your creativity. For the month of November, they challenge you to write 50,000 words and clock your work with them.


Succeed in their November challenge and show me your badges! I offer 15% off Story CPR packages every year for winners of that year's NaNoWriMo. It's my only discount of the year.