If I've learned one thing from NaNoWriMo it's this
In a reiteration of learnings from various pursuits it doesn't get easier. You just get used to the effort (if you keep it up).
That being said, I am happy to have my laptop back. It was in the shop for the past five days (dead video card. Btw, If you also have a 5+ year old MBP with video card issues Apple will fix it at no charge through the end of the year, even if it's out of warranty).
Now I am ready to begin the very familiar catch up process. The way to finish NaNo is to write. I'll keep telling myself that the words written can be edited later. The 50K word count is the goal. The only goal.