During the course of the conversation last night, I realized that Christmas is exactly one month from today. If I want to complete a 50,000 word novel by Christmas, that means that I have to write 1,666.66 words per day. And that includes writing on Christmas Eve, which I know that I absolutely will not do. So now I am down to 29 days which brings my daily count to 1,724.14 . Hmm...maybe a novella is in order? (This was Patti's suggestion. Thanks, Patti!) We'll have to see what I come up with.