It's easy to make up excuses not to write. For example, someone might say, "November is more than half over and I'm way behind on my NaNoWriMo goal. I may as well give up." Don't do it! Truth is, when you get to the end of the month, it really doesn't matter if you've written 50K or not. What matters is that you've made progress. So flex those writing muscles and ignore those darn Californians. You got this.