Just a quick blurb for anyone else who is planning to participate in National Novel Writing Month:
Have fun! Don’t worry about reaching your word count, or finishing the novel. (In fact, I usually surpass the 50k word goal but do not reach anywhere near the end of my novel.) Do worry about writing every day. Do tell people that you’re doing it, so that you have people to talk to when you get stuck, and so that they can remind you to write every day.
Best of luck!