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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).   
 
'''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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The 50,000-word goal came to be when NaNoWriMo founder [[Chris Baty]] chose the shortest novel on his shelf (rumored to be ''Brave New World''), did a rough word count estimate, and came up with 50,000 words. While ''Brave New World'' is actually 64,575 words long, the 50,000 words goal stuck.
    
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 in November.
 
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 in November.

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