“If a story is in you, it has to come out.” - William Faulkner
I'm currently 5,235 words which puts me 4,765 words behind where I should be for National Novel Writing Month mostly due to a pretty nasty cold that turned into an even nastier sinus infection. Now on antibotics I'm starting to feel like I might live to see the end of the month. If you're doing NaNoWriMo too and you've already fallen behind don't loose heart. We're going to get caught up at some point and it's far too early to give up. If you're on target than I'm very proud of you and you should keep writing too. It never hurts to get a few words ahead.
Good luck and keep writing!