This template is formatted for NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. If you plan to participate in NaNoWriMo, this template will be your friend. It offers a handful of sections for quick planning and journaling, but its bread and butter is the “Novel by Day” section, which provides a dedicated document for each day of NaNoWriMo and tracks your word count for that day, with a preset target of 1,667 words per day, which you can modify to whatever you want. The monthly target of 50,000 words is also set in the “Project Target” feature.
I know there are other NaNoWriMo templates out there, and they probably do the same thing that “Novel by Day” does (I wouldn’t see the point if they didn’t). But this one allows you to record not only your daily and target word counts, but it gives you the opportunity to plan your novel, comment on your activity, and write a postmortem when the month is over. So, yeah, this one’s the best! Though, I have no supporting evidence that proves my claim is true. Check it out anyway.
You can download the template here.
You can also watch a demonstration of it in action here.