Hi Julia & Reyna,
Congratulations to both of you on your daring!
Remember that the nanowrimo servers are hammered for the first week, but don't give up.
For my first year, I didn't even get started until the second week! You can sign in and catch up your profile at any time.
The nanowrimo site has the complete and clear rules and I encourage you to read *them* and take my input with a grain of salt, however here are the rules in a tiny nutshell:
Write 50,000 brand new words that create fiction during the month of November and keep them separate from other words you have written at other times so that you can properly count them at the end.
You are ready to go and I'm thrilled to have you as companions on this next journey.
Peace of the journey to you,