I've been reading up on National Novel Writing Month (which is November). It promotes writing a 50,000-word novel in thirty days.
(You can read more about it here.)
I know some people have done it, and will do it this year, but . . .
I suspect a lot of would-be novelists give it a try and quickly get discouraged because the goal is too big. Especially for someone who doesn't write a lot of words every day on a regular basis. (Like telling a wanna-be runner to start with a daily 10-K. For a month.)
I write a lot but 1,500-plus words every day for a month? No way.
The organizers do emphasize it's output not content that matters but . . .
A smaller, workable word count over a longer period of time will produce a better novel, and give you a more accurate experience of what it is to write one.