So far, I probably have 20k words, but like, word-vomit quality. And maybe a chapter or two that's decent-ish? I definitely am going to work over January a lot, and hope that I continue to do so. The genre is YA, so the length of a typical novel is inevitably shorter anyways. I think I can write a lot? Not sure.
Reputable, meaning they would pay me a reasonable advance. Not sure what that would be? Say, $5,000.
The market resolves YES if and only if any of the conditions are met:
The novel is published via a reputable publishing house (self-publishing isn't fair to count here.)
I sign with a literary agent who's able to get my work visibility from said publishing houses.
A literary agent reaches demonstrates interest after a full request (not partial.)
Maybe this is cringe, but at least its motivation to keep writing? LOL