Author Tools – Track Your Word Count and Progress with Scrivener

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  at Writer Unboxed, gives us another helpful Scrivener post. Perfect timing for counting up those 50k words for NaNoWriMo!

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Track Your Word Count and Progress with Scrivener


June 30, 2016 By Gwen Hernandez

2016 has been a busy year. My youngest son graduated from high school, my husband retired from the Air Force, family flew in for the big events, and we recently moved from Boston to Sacramento. By recently, I mean we drove into town on Sunday, and I’m writing this blog post from a hotel room.

This is pretty much the only writing I’ve done since May, but now that we’re waiting to close on a house, I finally have time to get back to my book. (Yay!) Which means new word count goals.

Luckily, Scrivener makes setting goals and tracking progress easy. No math required. Whether you want to see your progress toward a word count target for a manuscript, a writing session, or a single document, Scrivener has you covered.

Setting a Manuscript Target

Here’s how to use Project Targets to set—and track progress toward—your manuscript word count goal. This applies only to text written in documents or folders within the Draft/Manuscript folder.

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