I have this idea of a story following an android in a not-so-distant future Earth setting. His story is being told from an unnamed 3rd person omnicient POV (There is actually going to be a plot twist at the end based on the narration.) The androids are programmed to obey humans and that whole nine yards. Throghout the story he gradually begins developing emotions, very simplistic and innocent emotions, I don't want to exaggerate I am going for realism, he deveolps critical thought that transcends what normal androids are supposed to have, etc. Well, during the story he gets abused by humans, who mostly dispise the relatively new concept of the androids. He works at an office building fixing and maintaining computer equipment, and a few chapters in he is sold by the company because he begins falling behind in his work, so a wealthier, younger family buys him for a bargined price (They are expensive afterall) and adopt him into their mansion. The mom is the character who sees the changes in the android and is the first one who understands that he is sort-of a human, the dad refuses to see this and only understands him as a machine, all of the children in the story are naive and don't realize androids are emotionless machines and treat them and talk to them as if they were people. OK, long story short, he fools himself into believing that he loves this female android due to his flawed interpretations of relationships he observes in advertisments, media and in real life even. Toward the end of the story he kisses her, she reprts him to the android faculity, they confenscate him from the family, the mom is upset because she has feelings of affection for him, he's dragged to the facuilty so the technicians can determine whats wrong with him. One of the technicians reveals himself to be the narrator, he is the one who discovers that there was an error in his programming that normally prevented androids from over-analyzing observations, causing him to develop an infintile conscious. By this time it's too late, the android has already been liquified as obsolete, the narrator/technician retrieves the androids black box which contains his hard drive (and memories). He scans through the androids memories and his story is revealed to the narrator (Who then telling the story from his own POV during the acual book). Ok, he tells the story, gets the android officially recognised as the first artificial human being, the book ends with the epitaph of the androids grave. Ugh, you get al that? Ok, I believe this is filled with symbolism. Human relationship to androids = racism, opression. Intra-android relationships (because they are cold, emotionless and mechanical) sybolize the way humans act toward one another in formal settings (for example, we just mechanically and automatically say things like 'excuse me', 'sorry', ect, without true sincerity) The protagonist android symbolizes both cynacism and sincerity. The mom = empathy There are also elements of robophobia, man versus machine, man versus society, perhaps man versus self. I'm done blabbering now, tell me what you think. First time author (as in this would be my first book should I finish it), 17 years old, I'm actually finnished with the 1st chapter of 10 or 11 ( 6700 words so far) How many words should I aim for?