So here's an overview:
I have picked a 'for now' name for my protagonist. Her name is Violet. I picked this name for a few different reasons, which you will learn later. Violet lives here:
This is a town up the road from me called Ashland.
She lives in an upstairs apartment, overlooking the street.
When Violet was 10 her mother died. She went to live with her Grandfather, Pete. Pete is a grounds keeper for the Ashland Shakespeare festival.
Ashland has been described as a 'Theatre' town, a hippie town, a University town, a cool place to have lunch or shop. I think it's a little of each, and more.
In the opening scene we see Violet waking up in a bright, sunny apartment full of books and plants. As the scene progresses, we learn that there are two men in her apartment when she wakes up. We learn she is a Romance novel writer. We see her 'formula' for cranking out manuscripts and realize that she tends to use the same characters, settings and plots over and over. As Violet leaves her apartment for the day, we learn that these men that she has been interacting with (picture them making her coffee, handing her a towel, etc) are imaginary and when she leaves her apartment she leaves them behind.
In the days ahead you will learn some secrets about Violet and you'll get to know her leading men. Crazy things are going to happen, and it's not gonna be pretty!