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 graphics from NaNoWriMo:

Badge for 2023
Badge for 2023



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 any online retailer.


Check it out here!



We're kicking off the launch of the Series Manager with a Kickstarter project, which is fully funded and ready for you to join in!


It's the only time you'll get the extended content, and the only time you'll be able to get both planners in spiral form for a while.


We already have goodies unlocked, and more are on the way as we reach further funding goals. The project ends on November 17, 2023, so take a look before it's too late!


Check it out here!

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.

Sketch Sheet

  • NEW!
  • sketch the gist of your novel so you can focus on writing.
Novel-A-Month Sketch Sheet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 260.8 KB


  • not prefilled
  • accommodate daily goals to your schedule.
Word Goal Sheet - Blank.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 357.1 KB

1,667 Daily

  • 1,667 every day
  • try to write every day, even if you need to sprint to catch up.
Word Goal Sheet - Same Daily Goal.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 375.1 KB

Strong Start

  • heavy start
  • for when you want a lighter load toward the end.
Word Goal Sheet - Strong Start.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 379.0 KB



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.