Because the NaNoWriMo site is currently overloaded with visitors and the widget is unreliable, here is my updated word count. By about mid-week, use at the NaNo website will decrease to a normal level and everything should flow smoothly.
Words written since 12:01 AM November 1st : 2,734
I like this trend: From midnight:01 until 3:30 am I wrote my first 1400 or so words. This did include time to order a soy latte and move my plug when the person next to me left, leaving an opportunity to plug in my little surge protector and to disconnect from someone else's multiple plug extension. This afternoon I was able to nearly double my word count in just over an hour.
I again believe I can win this event by at least meeting the 50,000 words requirement!