Validated my novel today at 50104 words:
There's a minor wrinkle in that the story has another 10k still to run, but I won! I can get a hard copy printed! Despite house repairs, and karate tests, and grotty weather, I wrote a 50k novel.
Now I can stop feeling guilty about ordering my winner's prize a few days ago... (In my defence, shipping cashmere yarn from China will take at least 2 weeks.)