Dear Agent of my Dreams,
#Insert personal info here and reason for choosing# I thought you might be interested in The Sidewalk's Regrets, my 84 000 word novel.
Seventeen year-old Sacha McLeod has never had time for rock music. She’s far too busy practicing her violin, always focused on the next competition or workshop on the horizon. She doesn’t expect a trip to the music store to replace a broken E-string to change her life. But when she hears the guy playing guitar, something about the music grabs her gut and won’t let go.
She accepts an invitation from the guitarist, Dylan, and goes to see his band play. The energy, violence and unpredictability of the music thrills her and she falls hard for Dylan and his wild, inventive sound.
Sacha’s not alone in crushing on the band’s music. A record label owner sees their live show and offers them the opportunity to move to the city and record. With stars in their eyes, the band accept. When her plans for the summer are shattered, Sacha jumps at the opportunity to spend time with Dylan in the city.
She’s expecting an idyllic summer filled with romance, passion and music, but tensions grow as the band, cramped in a filthy basement apartment, with little money and few opportunities to play, sink into depression and self-destructive behavior. When Sacha finds herself playing second fiddle to Dylan’s newly acquired drug habit, she realizes that despite what the songs say, sometimes love isn’t all you need.
How can I make this better?