How to know your word count with Scrivener

It’s super easy!

I like to set goals for my writing, little ones, and big ones.

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When I sit down to write, I set a word count goal. Now I don’t always reach each goal, but at least I’m shooting at a specific target.

I begin each project with a big word count goal for my manuscript. Then I set small goals every time I sit down to write. Scrivener makes both easy to do and monitor. And for those of you who are doing the NaNoWriMo next month, these tips might come in real handy.

Below is another short tutorial to show you how I set these word count goals. Also, I took a minute to answer your questions about different templates found in Scrivener.

Do you have any Scrivener tips?

Do you like to keep up with your word count?

Are you going to participate in NaNoWriMo?

More info with Scrivener and word count feature: 

Track Your Word Count and Progress with Scrivener By

Project Targets at Simply Scrivener

NaNo Tips for Writing with Scrivener 

I’d love to hear from you, let me know how you’re doing! Leave a comment or click the “write me” tab or look for me on Twitter @jeancogdell, Facebook at jean.cogdell and, stop by and say hey! The lights are on, and I’m waiting.

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9 thoughts on “How to know your word count with Scrivener

  1. Thanks for showing that this is possible on the desktop versions of Scrivener. I’m almost entirely an iOS Scrivener user, and this feature isn’t available at the time. Articles like this are giving me a clear idea what I can do with the desktop version once I’m ready.

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