Okay, I started to realise I wasn't going to get a clear run at writing a slab of my NaNoWriMo novel on my computer on the very first day of the project, but I did find time to hide away in a corner with a lecture pad and scrawl numerous pages in longhand. I haven't typed it up yet, so I'm not sure if I made my first daily target.
Then an email from Chris Baty, Director of National Novel Writing Month, arrived. He said, "... you should be writing 1667 words per day. In Week One, try to get 2000 or 2500 a day, and beg, borrow, and steal as much of the first weekend as possible to write."
Oh dear. And there's only 56 minutes left of Day 2... Make that 55. Ah, 49?