I decided to do it on Sunday, after Sarah pointed out to me that if her dying friend could do it, so could I.
I have since discovered that the people running this thing are kind of cool. For instance, this appeared on the front page of the website when I visited today
'There's an old folk saying that goes: Whenever you delete a sentence in your NaNoWriMo novel, a NaNoWriMo angel loses its wings and plummets, screaming, to the ground.
Where it will likely require medical attention'
Clearly, these people get me :)