With a bag of chocolate and a side screaming kids. That's how I roll. But so far so good. I'm a bit behind, but plan on catching up this week. Right now I'm 15,500 words in and feeling strong. There have been a few snags, but I'm slowly making my way over them. I'm also trying not to jump around with the plot (like writing a scene ahead of time I really want to) but being a pantser is sort of a part of me. I did a brief outline before I started writing the story, but like I said, it's brief and doesn't help contain the pantsing part of me all that much.
There are definitely benefits to being a pantser, we're always prepared to learn new things about our characters and find that one scene we didn't even know was a part of the story but becomes essential to the plot. Not saying this doesn't happen to plotters, but pantsers find that seed of discovery througout the whole manuscript because we really don't know what's going to happen next. In very few instances I may know what I want the sequence of events to be, but for the most part writing is very much an adventure for me.
How are all you other NaNoers doing? If you aren't NaNoing, how's the writing going? I hope you're pantsing, plotting, revising away.