I made it!!! I have 50,0021 words. The good news for you? You don't have read about it anymore! The novel isn't done but I did get the 50,000 words. I think there are still 10-15 chapters left to write to finish the story, and since my smallest chapter is 2000 words that would mean at the very least 20,000 more words to finish it.
I checked the Roar of the Crowd deadline it has been pushed back so I might end up writing for it after all. I have a bunch of anthologies I am going to try to write for, and I want to finish this novel. So I have a lot of writing ahead of me.