Some basic rules:
- Write - don't go back and edit anything because every word goes toward your word count.
- Can't do one word 50,000 times.
- OpenOffice's word count is different than NaNoWriMo's official counter. I don't feel safe until my OO says 52,000 words.
- It should be fiction.
There is also the Young Writers Program for people under 18. If I recall correctly, this program allows the writer to choose how many words their goal is going to be. A link to YWP is below.
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Young Writers Program