How to Figure Out Your NaNoWriMo Percentage

Maybe you're not a "stats" person, and most wordsmiths are not, but you can figure out just how finished you are with your NaNoWriMo novel very easily.

Steps

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    Figure out how you are going to find the percentage. You can use a spreadsheet, calculator or pencil and paper.
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    Get your word count. You can get your "official" count when you validate your word count on NaNoWriMo, or have your word processor tell you, if it has that option.
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    Divide the word count by 50,000. That is your required word count to have by the end of November.
    • Example: 32,555 / 50,000
    • Result: .6511
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    Multiply that by 100 to get a number that you can use.
    • Final result 65.11
      • This person would be 65% finished.
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    Convert that to a fraction. You can do this by taking that 65 and having it over 100.
    • Roughly, it would be 6/10 or 3/5s done.

Tips

  • For doing this in a spreadsheet, you would use a formula like:
    • =SUM((C11/D11))*100

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