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>>>>NaNoWriMo = National Novel Writing Month, so though 50K seems short to you, it's probably a reasonable length for a novel written between November 1 and November 30.

liss: I'm not saying that 50K words in 30 days isn't a lot. It certainly is. (I wrote 40K in 30 days and it seemed like a lot to me!) What I meant was that I don't think there are many published novels of only 50K words these days. (I'm going by 300 pages of 334 words per page equaling 100K words. The SF paperbacks I looked at mostly averaged between 330 and 400 words per page.) The books written by Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, L. Frank Baum and Lewis Carroll may have successful despite being short, but they were written over a century ago.

By that measurement (100K), I'm only half done with my book, and I haven't a clue how I'm going to continue the story for another 50K.... (If I really try hard, I think I can get to 70-80K, but 100K?)

Mark. (Maybe I need a good old-fashioned space-time anomaly, or an ion storm, or an attack of the Borg to stretch the story out.)
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