I did it. I survived NaNoWriMo and won!
Life starting to get back to normal as I figure out where my story goes next. Being through this once now I definitely appreciated all of the preparation time I put in prior to the event. I also found myself falling into a writing process of working from an overall set of diagrammed plotlines as the source for outlining several scenes at at time – usually in groups of three: a setup scene, and action scene, and a resolution scene. My mental model being these three scenes represent a short story structure that is integrated and moves the overall story arc forward. This may be a completely bogus and wrong way to write, but so far it is working for me.
The bottom line – I have a half of a first draft completed and too much time invested to give up now!