The goal is to write 8400 words per week. If I can do that, I should have no problem finishing this novel by mid-October. Not only do I have to finish this novel–I have to make it GOOD. The fact that my novel is not set in England/Ireland/Scotland makes it a harder sell. To some publishers, it may be an impossible sell. It is the story that is in my heart, however, so that is the one I am going to tell. If a story is well-written, and is a good story, it may off-set the risk the publisher might feel they are taking on a setting that is different. And again, some agents/editors are more receptive to different things than others.
I’m still trying to raise money to offset the costs of my trip to Seattle, where I will be attending the GSRWA’s Emerald City Writers’ Conference. You can support my cause by visiting my Etsy shop, Monkeys on a Mission. Here is one of the monkeys waiting for a home: