Once I finally plucked up the courage to tell people I was writing a novel, the first question, and surprisingly the hardest question to answer, was simply . . . What’s your book about?
There are many things I could say about my book. For example, it is a dystopian YA novel.
Does this mean that only people of a certain age will enjoy it?
Certainly not. Most of the people I know who enjoy YA novels, are not what would be termed, as young adults. But more on that subject, and why I choose to write YA later.
I could tell you that it explores such issues as freedom vs security, prejudice and the ever growing gap between the wealthy and the poor.
Or perhaps, I could say it is a hypothetical study on the effects of mass production and genetic modification on our society.
But in truth, those are just words and it is none of these things.
It is a simple story of a girl, probably told countless times before, who discovers that her world, and the things she has been taught to believe, may not be all they seem to be.
I am working on the ‘blurb’ for my story, which is a lot harder than it sounds, but for now I will leave you with this quote from my novel . . .