Today was a long day, with a couple of two hour breaks and a haircut (thank you, Brian!). I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to make the daily average word count. But I did. I used my first break to get lunch and take a nap. Then, following my haircut, I had dinner and wrote - I got in about 1300 words. It all worked out. I then had another half hour "lunch" break at my part-time job and, since I didn't need to eat a second dinner, I - tada - wrote. I squeezed out another 850 words in about 20 minutes (if only I could maintain that pace for longer period of time, with coherence, of course).
My new total word count (yes, I made the daily average) is 16,754.
And here's a little musical/poetry/opera/performance break for all the NaNoWriters out there - or anyone else who wants to just listen for a few minutes. This is from one of my favorite composers, Philip Glass; it's "Knee 5" from Einstein on the Beach.