I wrote 50,303 words on my novel, Death Angel, in the month of November. The counter mangled a few and gave me credit for 50,280, but that's close enough! YAY! I am tired now, but in the upcoming days, I'll tell you more about it!! The last few days have been a real Marathon!!! To win, one must write 50,000 words in one month! That is, a 50,000 word novel, It does not have to be finished. And, it is not. I've posted parts of it (DRAFTY!!) here.
Of course, I haven't finished the novel!!! I've only written the first 50,00 words. And it's very rough and drafty. But it has shape, plot, maybe a theme. It has characters, action and little suspense.
I'm not sure if trying to write 50,000 words of a novel in a month is the best way to do it. I'm not sure if I'll do it again next year or not. There are advantages and disadvantages to the big push. For example, I gave up even spellchecking in the latter third of the month, and there was no revising going on as I worked.