Actually, that's not quite accurate. Yesterday I wrote 3,770, so even though I've only written 1,411 words today, I'm already ahead of my Day 3 goal if I was just aiming for the 50k by November 30 goal.
While some of my success so far is coming from having a very helpful idea board hanging on my office wall to remind me of what direction my story is going, and more of it is coming from being able to bounce ideas off of my boyfriend (who usually doesn't say anything but also doesn't make me feel like I'm going crazy talking to myself), I think a lot of my success and inspiration is actually coming from the NaNoWriMo forum pages. There are people on there who have already reached 30, 40, or even 50k words in under 48 hours, and although I think that's crazier than talking to myself, I also think that is very inspiring.
And maybe something George R. R. Martin should consider.
But I digress. This isn't my first attempt at NaNoWriMo, and if I reach my goal of 50k (which I should be able to easily do at this rate) it won't even be my first time winning, but I do think it is the first time I've felt this motivated to finish, and to do a good job while writing.
It's early yet, and I'm not opposed to grabbing on to the traveling shovel of death to help add to the word count (and if you're a NaNoer and don't know what the shovel of death is, you should look into it because I used that during my first "win" and it still appears in The Bodyguard to this day), but so far I'm happy with the writing I've come up with, and pleasantly surprised that it's not the vomit draft I was expecting.
If anyone else here is participating in NaNoWriMo this year, I would love to hear about it. And if you're still thinking of it, it isn't too late to join! If some people can write 50k words in less than two days, you can do that in less than 30.