Well I made it to 10,114 words for the day. :) I'm really happy because I was so hoping to make 10,000 plus today. On the days when I have to go to work I won't be able to write nearly as much so it's nice to be ahead. The only trick I'm really using at the moment is not using contractions, so instead of won't, don't, isn't, etc I'm using will not, do not, is not, etc. It helps with the word count. I'm having to force myself not to go back and read anything I've written. I'm so bad about going back to edit and getting hung up. That's why NaNo is so good for me. It forces me to just write and not worry about what I've already written.
So for one full day of writing I am happy. My main character has already been kicked out of her home, found out who her long lost father is and driven across three states to meet him. And boy did she cause a ruckus when she showed up unannounced! I can't wait to see what everyone else has done for their first day, but for now I'm off to bed. Spending an entire day writing and cleaning house is positively exhausting lol. Night!