I know that several of you use Scrivener to write long form novels, but did you know that Scrivener can also help you plot out a real time word count goals?
First, if you do not use Scrivener, it is well worth the $49 for the program. I have been using it for a year and it has more than helped me stay on track with my deadlines. If you do not have it, I highly recommend it. After you have downloaded Scrivener, it is easy to import Word documents right into the program and then divide it up into sections for a more versatile writing experience.
Scrivener also automatically formats your document to meet NaNoWriMo standards. Select File --> Compile and then when the Compile screen pops up, next to Format As, click on the pull down window and select NaNoWriMo (obfuscated) to create a file formatted for the NaNoWriMo submission guidelines.