Hours worked: 3 (-30 minutes for lunch)
My first day at NaNoWriMo was slow but steady; I took my time with the first five pages so I could get the tone and pace I wanted, and then it was off to the races with the rest. I need to do some research on the terminology for some aspects of an English country manor that I don't know, and have noted that on my to-do list. I really loved crashing my protagonists rig; that was fun. :)
I did have a lot of trouble with the official NaNo site in getting my wordcount validated and my novel stats updated. I think it probably kept crashing on me because so many people are likely accessing it today to set up their novels and so forth. Hopefully that resolves in the next couple of days because it was a pain.