I attended my second write-in this year (not counting the planning meet up I went to prior to November) and get a bit more work done. Unfortunately, it looks like NaNoWriMos website is getting hammered by all the people looking to update their word counts. I finally was able to update mine after a few hours of it not working right.
As of 3 am, my word count is 18,216, which means I’ve hit the ground sprinting. I am not so much worried about keeping up the pace as I am that my story will make it to 50,000 words. We’ll have to see how things go this year.