I am proud to say that I am participating in National Write a Novel in a Month this year. It has been an interesting ten days, the first six of which went smoothly. I was able to meet my daily quota of 1,667 words per day for several days in a row, until a friend of mine with marital issues called to chat. We all know how that goes. So ever since then, I've been behind just a smidgen. But with the holiday tomorrow, I'll be sure to catch up. Those 50k words aren't going to write themselves!
My outline has gone to hell in a waste basket, but it's ok. My characters have decided to alter their personalities without my consent, but that too is ok, because at the end of this month, I will have something - fifty thousand words worth of something that I can take and mold into a cohesive piece, and that will be the most amazing feeling ever.