***UPDATE IN POST #23!***
So, after a LONG hiatus from AQC and completely gutting and reworking the plot and rewriting the novel, J&J are ready for some critiques. My writer's group has the book...I'm handing you guys the query, haha. As usual, rip it good, give me the good, the bad, and the ugly. As usual, my stakes are hard as hell to figure out. The book now centers on their journey to having a family. And I'm not sure how to word that to keep an agent interested. So, without further ado, here's the rough draft of my query:
For most people, having a baby is fairly simple: a little boom, boom in bed and nine months later, the miracle of birth.
For same-sex couples, the journey is much harder. Jimmy and Jacoby Mortensen have begun the search for a surrogacy agency in hopes of eventually starting a family. Most agencies they've researched say no same-sex couples and a few that don't reject them for being gay anyway. Disheartened, both wonder if anyone is willing to give them a hand.
Finally, they find their agency and the process of finding their surrogate begins. Part of the process of having a child is passing psych and medical evals and Jacoby's worried his husband won't pass. Jimmy's been a recovering alcoholic for years and has battled depression and anxiety since his parents disowned him for being gay. To make matters worse, Jimmy's parents decide to reenter his life, reminding both of them why they're hell bent on being better fathers then their own were.
RESCUE ME is dual POV, LGBT contemporary fiction complete at 83,000 words. Readers of Kristen Hannah's Firefly Lane will recognize the themes of family and the struggle to make the right choices in order to achieve the ultimate goal. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Edited by Aightball, 16 June 2017 - 06:46 PM.