I have been putting off writing this post, but I won't put it off any longer.
I am not going to finish NaNoWriMo this year. I knew going into it that I'm busier now than I ever have been in Novembers past, and I decided (about 2 weeks ago) that it's more worthwhile for me to concentrate on the things I need to do (my job, the Cybils) and the things I really want to do (practice my choir music, read awesome books, sleep) than to grind out 30k more words.
Going into this year's novel, I had a strong idea of what I wanted to write, but my idea turned out not to be a 50,000 word idea. And you know what? That's okay. I'm okay with giving up on NaNoWriMo this year.
If you have already hit 50k, that's amazing!!! Huzzah!!!
If you are still going with your novel, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! You can do it!!!!
And if you have decided that 50,000 words are not in the cards for you this year, that's okay. Maybe next year. Or maybe the year after that. Or maybe not. For me, I don't plan on seriously pursuing publication, so the most important thing about NaNoWriMo for me is to have fun. And this year I decided to have fun doing other things instead of writing my 50,000 words.