So, this November, I’m going to, Lord willing, write another novel. As I’ve written about recently, I’ve been thinking about masks. This has translated into an idea for a novel that I’m hoping will really be able to express my own feelings AND make some discoveries about transparency and relationships.
So, here’s the basic idea!
(who are you under your skin?)
It’s a world of masks. A world without relationships. A world where the masks the people are forced to wear on the outside has thoroughly hardened them on the inside.
Lili is 16, and she’s hurting alone. When Jo, a fiery rebel steps into her life, he brings with him new ideas. Ideas of change, of loving life, and of taking off the masks that hold them captive. But when his great ideas get him banished, Lili is thrown into a situation she never dreamed of.
She could simply go back to the way things were. But if she chooses not to- what then? If she breaks the law and takes off her mask, will it simply unleash more pain or will it give her the first glimpse of love?
I’m still working on the basic premise and storyline of this, but mainly this is a story of relationships, of transparency, and of how we learn to take off our masks and be real.
Because being real means being open to LOVE.