I have discovered three things that can interfere with hitting the NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000 words in November:
A 3 month old baby
A sick 3 month old baby
A sick 36 year author
String those together and you end up with a project that is only 30% of the pace needed to get the job done. I will keep up with it and try to catch up. I am however, willing to commit as much as six weeks to this first draft.