I don't know why I'm telling you this, but here is an excerpt from my stab at NaNoWriMo.
My word count is pathetically low. I've been struggling with the beginning of this story, and in trying to figure out details of things like, how old I would make the main character, what I wanted to say, what the character would experience. I have been working hard to make it mostly fiction instead of things taken directly from my life. There are similarities to my life contained in the story. But when it comes to characters I want them to be fictional.