I hit 30,000 words just a second ago.
It's amazing how much space a scene between Iggy, aged 13, and his uncle telling him about the facts of life can take up.
Of course, at this point, I am seeing that 50,000 words--while enormous--is not going to even get me halfway through this book. So December will not be Inner Editor month, but Still Writing But Not At Insane Pace month.
To put this into perspective, Last Request is, at 332 pages, about 76,000 words TOTAL.
Off to get Iggy and his uncle on their progress through Yorkshire--the uncle is showing Iggy all the property he owns, property which will become Iggy's, the reason for the uncle wanting Iggy to marry his cousin...