I have reached a HUGE milestone! 50,232 words have been written of my nearly complete novel.
Now contemplate, if you will, the following list of famous novels around 50,000 words, to fully grasp the enormity of it all.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (46,333 words)
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks (52,000 words)
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane (50,776 words)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (50,061 words)
The Apostle Paul’s Epistles from the Bible (43,293 words. 50,190 if you count Hebrews.)
Lost Horizon by James Hilton
Shattered by Dean Koontz
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells
Gadsby: A Story of Over 50,000 Words Without Using the Letter “E” by Ernest Vincent Wright
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner (56,695 words)
The Giver by Lois Lowry (43,617 words)
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (46,591 words)
A Separate Peace by John Knowles (56,787 words)
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (46,118 words)
**borrowed from** http://www.wikiwrimo.org/wiki/List_of_50,000_Word_Novels.
C.A. Bennett- Writer