Friday, October 27, 2006

NaNo Progress so far

Okay, I know there can be no progress before November, but here's how the planning is going.


Anne Victoria Davenport (Tori)
30 years old, main female character. Tori is an unpublished writer who grew up in Michigan with her mother, Margaret Davenport. Her mother died two years ago, her father died before she was born. She works as a manager in a clothing store to support herself and spends evenings writing novels and short stories. One day, she receives a letter informing her that her grandmother, Sue-Ellen Davenport, has died. These are relatives she never knew existed, but since she is the only living heir to the Davenport estate, she decides to claim her inheritance. She moves to the Davenport home in a small Alabama town, and is happy with her newfound wealth, until her exploration of the home and grounds reveals family secrets. A friendship with the young lawyer who handled the estate proves complicated when she discovers their pasts intertwine in a way she never could have expected.

Robert Grant
35 years old, main male character, a lawyer with deep southern roots. Robert grew up in Alabama, just a few miles from the Davenport estate. His family was always a little cold toward the Davenport family, but because they lived in a small town and because the Davenports were the most powerful family, there was never an open rivalry. The Grants were not as wealthy nor as influential as the Davenports. They did have money once, but the untimely death of his great-great grandfather ended their fortune. The money dwindled away and was completely gone by the time Robert was born. He worked hard in school and became the first of his family to go to college. After college, he decided to go to law school and then move back to his hometown to represent the farmers and other working-class people. Sue-Ellen Davenport hired him to create and maintain her will, which is why he became a part of Tori's life after her arrival in town. They become friends, and together they will attempt to recreate Tori's family history, but they discover something that may destroy their budding relationship.

Holly Jensen
50 years old, a maid in the Davenport home. Holly has been working for the Davenports her entire life. Her mother was their maid and her father took care of the grounds. Holly became the maid after her mother died. She took care of Sue-Ellen Davenport when she was ill and was there when she passed away. She witnessed Mrs. Davenport's last words.

So this is how far I've gotten at this point. Well, there is more, but this is all I'm able to share at this point. Some things are still fuzzy, unformed, but at least there are some ideas floating around.

Tomorrow is our kickoff party, so I'm excited about that. Hopefully we will have a great turnout.

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