50,000 words or roughly 175-200 pages is considered a novel. Each November writers take the challenge of writing 50,000 words. I did and am proud to say I finished, I'm a winner!
Well known novels with a 50,000 word count are: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (46,333 words), The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks (52,000 words), The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (50,061 words), Lost Horizon by James Hilton, Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells.
Now if this isn’t enough motivation. I don't know what is. Yuraliso (now titled The Everlast Spring) is my first nano creation and I made almost exactly the 50,000 word count on the last day of November 2013. I did this by reaching my word count goals daily. But when I didn’t, I wrote to catch up. I finished editing the book with a professional in July 2014. (Update: In 2022 it still is not published but it has had some close calls so I will keep querying it.)
I will enter nano for 2014 and this year I've managed to drag at least two more people into the contest too, so I'm super excited about that.
(50,000 word novels - Source: Wikipedia)/Nanowrimo)