Then when I went home, just for fun, I pulled out my REAL calendar from 1998 to see what I'd actually been up to at that time and get myself in that mindset. Man, I should scan the page in just for fun, it's RIDICULOUS. It was a Hanson calendar (of course), and my calendars back then were like mini diaries. I wrote down pretty much anything special that happened on a day. It's kind of trippy to see.
ANYWAY. The point is. I banged out re-writes of the first couple of scenes, a whopping 1850 words, well over NaNo pace! It's kind of fun to write when the story is already there, some of it even intact, and all I have to do is flesh it out or make it clearer. Then there's the parts where I'm just copying the rough draft verbatim, and that's pretty sweet, too.
It was exciting, as I was doing my re-read and writing out scenes on cards, I found myself having a better feel of the story itself and the characters involved. Once the re-write occurs, it's only going to bear a loose similarity to the events that it's based on, which is fine with me. It feels more like molding a story now than regurgitating history.