Try new things and keep track of how well they work. Don't worry about whether your process looks like any other writer's process.
We're swimming in the narrative conceit that what makes extraordinary characters interesting is their extraordinariness and what makes protagonists interesting is that they're protagonists.
Workplaces and schools make accommodations for people with disabilities so that we can reach the same level of achievement as anyone else. When you're doing NaNo, you're the one in charge, so it's up to you to make those accommodations for yourself.