I had a pretty busy day today, and as a result, I barely worked on my novel at all. And to be perfectly honest, I only wrote what I did so that I could say that I had. I want the daily update on the NaNoWriMo site, for one thing, but I also just didn't want to let a day go by without writing something, even if it was less than 200 words and ten minutes' work. Obviously I don't want too many days like that, but also, I feel like one skipped day turns into another, and another, and another.
So I may have only written 169 words today, but on the bright side, I wrote 169 words today.
I do have a substantial cushion on my NaNoWriMo goals, so I'm in no danger of falling behind right now. Also, starting tomorrow I'll have five days of write-ins in a row, so that should help to keep me on track the rest of the week!