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50,000 words is the goal of [[NaNoWriMo]]. It was chosen because it "is a difficult but doable goal, even for people with full-time jobs and children. The length makes it a short novel." <ref>http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/node/402676</ref>
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50,000 words is the goal of [[NaNoWriMo]]. It was chosen because it "is a difficult but doable goal, even for people with full-time jobs and children. The length makes it a short novel." <ref>http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/node/402676</ref> It breaks down to 1,667 words a day (1,613 words in 31-day months like [[Camp Nanowrimo|July]].)  Many Wrimos abbreviate 50,000 as "50k" (k as in kilo, or thousand). 
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50,000 is a minimum, not a strict maximum; wrimos are welcome to continue writing if they are so inclined or have not finished their novels - [[Overachiever|many]] do.  However, they must make at least 50,000 on one novel to be [[Word Count Validator|verified] as a winner.
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Some critics of Nanowrimo claim that the goal of Nanowrimo is too short to be a real novel, stating that most published novels are around 70,000 words.  However, there are many novels, such as ''The Great Gatsby'', which are around 50,000 words in length.
  
 
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Revision as of 02:55, 28 September 2011

50,000 words is the goal of NaNoWriMo. It was chosen because it "is a difficult but doable goal, even for people with full-time jobs and children. The length makes it a short novel." [1] It breaks down to 1,667 words a day (1,613 words in 31-day months like July.) Many Wrimos abbreviate 50,000 as "50k" (k as in kilo, or thousand).

50,000 is a minimum, not a strict maximum; wrimos are welcome to continue writing if they are so inclined or have not finished their novels - many do. However, they must make at least 50,000 on one novel to be [[Word Count Validator|verified] as a winner.

Some critics of Nanowrimo claim that the goal of Nanowrimo is too short to be a real novel, stating that most published novels are around 70,000 words. However, there are many novels, such as The Great Gatsby, which are around 50,000 words in length.

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