MILLENNIAL MONDAY is a new-adult fiction novel, complete at approximately 102,500 words.
Mondays are the bane of our modern existence. Each Monday feels like a constant reminder that many of us are no longer working to chase our dreams, but instead trying to maintain what’s left of our sanity. That’s what Alan Grasp, a young adult living in New York City, felt too. At least, he did. But after getting fired from his job, Alan finds himself joining the rest of the millennial generation in the sea of lost souls.
Having felt like he once had the world at his fingertips, Alan moves back to his small hometown of Weldon, Florida to unravel his quarter-life crisis. Alan was once the talk of the town, leaving the small southern town as a success story. Now, he finds that he is once again the center of attention after returning with his tail between his legs.
Back to square one, Alan explores his relationships with his unforgiving father, supportive sister, and the ex-girlfriend he left behind. Discovering there is more to Weldon and life than he originally thought, Alan attempts to overcome a series of curveballs that life refuses to stop sending his way. He works to find a balance between his career and personal life, create his own meaning and purpose, and get past his hatred of Mondays.
MILLENNIAL MONDAY is new-adult fiction at its core. But it wears layers of academic fiction and existential fiction to create a story perfect for representation at [insert agency name]. Like many of the works represented by [insert agency name], this novel breathes new life into old themes. This novel flirts with conflicts between personal dreams and stark reality, the fulfillment and necessity of finding a purpose, and companionship acting as salvation.
This novel lives on the corner of new-adult fiction street but gets foot traffic from its regular travelers of genre fiction. So, I envision possible market placement incorporating both campus novel and existential fiction premises. My intended target audiences for this novel include two main subsections. First, any new adults (18-30 yrs.) who feel disenchanted with the hand that life has dealt them. Second, anyone who has is just trying to make Mondays suck a little bit less and find some semblance of purpose moving forward.
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