Things always go wrong with cooking. And as soon as something goes wrong, your timing goes straight to hell.
That's the beauty of NaNoWriMo: your job is to write.
Maybe we don't need a feel-good movie about the first person walking on the moon. But I'm not sure we needed such a melancholy one.
A positive attitude doesn't rescue you once you've gone over that cliff. At some point, you're dropping, and it's just a matter of what you hit when you get to the bottom.