Hello everyone! How are you doing on this fine Tuesday? I’m hoping you are all doing well and if you’re participating in NaNoWriMo, that it is going fabulously for you. I’m doing quite well, actually. I’m writing this at the end of day 3 and I’m 10K words up, which is NOT bad at all, considering my goal for the month is 40K! I’m proud of myself.
For those of you who have missed the two previous posts about my journey for NaNoWriMo, check out my NaNo page on the blog by clicking this link! Today we’ll be learning about my main characters, which I’m excited for. I’m 10K in so my characters are getting more developed and I LOVE it.
Don’t forget, I’m also having a contest for those who can come up with a title for my novel. The prize has not been announced because its a secret but I need your help! I will share more and more about my novel throughout the month, so please join me in my journey and help me choose a title!
Let’s dive in, shall we?
Meeting My Main Characters
Evangeline “Evie” Cordova
Evie is the main character of my novel. We get to see her in two different forms: her fifteen year old self and her nineteen year old self. She’s about five four, with long dark blonde hair that is nearly brown, and deep dark brown eyes. Her skin is light brown. She’s half Spanish and half Mexican, which explains her unique coloring. Evie has spent most of her life living in the town of Macon, California (which we will learn about more tomorrow). Macon is obsessed with their college baseball team, the Rebels, and she spends most of her life obsessed with them as well. She loves baseball and knows the game better than most of the people she knows. She is smart and has a sarcastic streak a mile wide. Evie deals with some serious stuff in the novel. In the beginning of the novel, we know that Evie is set on making Jesse her boyfriend when she was is 15 but in the present, Jesse is engaged to her sister. She struggles with this, and also an eating disorder as well. This is all going to be a part of her struggle to let Austin get close to her because there is a huge part of her that still has feelings for Jesse.
Lucinda “Lucy” Cordova
Lucy is Evie’s identical twin so they have pretty much the same physical features. Her hair is cut shorter, in a bob, and she’s a little heavier than Evie, both due to Evie’s eating disorder and she had a child. She is the mother of Ava, who is nearly 3 years old, and engaged to Jesse Valdez. We find out more about her story and her connection with Jesse as the story goes along. I can’t reveal much about her relationship with Jesse because it is revealed more through out the story. The important things to know about Lucy are this: she’s the more outgoing of the pair, the most daring. She goes after the things she wants and charges forward. She’s fiercely loyal to her sister though, and is a great mom to Ava.
Jesse Valdez is also a character that we get to see at two different ages. In the past, he is nineteen years old and in the present, he is twenty three years. He’s hispanic, with black hair and dark brown eyes, and dark brown skin. He comes to Macon as freshman at CSUM for the year 2010-2011 and brings the Rebels their first win at the College World Series. He’s an incredible baseball player, a pitcher, that immediately catches Evie’s eye. He’s charming and outgoing. There’s more about him that will be revealed as the story goes on. We do learn that he is drafted to the San Francisco Giants after his sophomore year and becomes the Rookie of the Year during his first season with the Giants. He keeps an apartment in Macon with Lucy and Ava.
Austin Young is a new character in this story. We will NOT be seeing him in the past. He is a junior transfer to CSUM. He’s originally from Texas, where he went to Texas University for two years before deciding to transfer to CSUM because of their great baseball program. He’s a second baseman that is great in the field but lacks on offense, and has a weak bat. Austin has blonde hair, green eyes, and tanned skin. He immediately has an attraction to Evie and is determined to break down her walls, though he shows his frustration at times, especially since he sees the way she is around Jesse. He is incredibly determined and ambitious and wants nothing more than to make a career out of baseball. He works out a lot, and does everything he can to be better, because he feels like if he fails at baseball, he fails at everything.
Connor is Evie’s best friend. They’ve been best friend since her seventh birthday party when everyone was paying attention to Lucy. He’s tall, lanky, with messy brown hair, freckles and brown eyes. He has a goofy sense of humor, but is an incredibly good friend to Evie and is very protective of her. People are constantly trying to get the two of them together, but they legitimately do not have that kind of relationship. They had some hot and heavy months in their freshman year of high school but that was about it. He is as obsessed with everyone else in the town about baseball. In the past, he plays baseball for Macon High and does not approve of her secret relationship with Jesse and in the present, he’s playing for CSUM and trying to help Evie heal from what happened three years ago.
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Those are the basic main players of the novel. There are also Evie and Lucy’s parents, Diego and Sophia, and other players on the baseball team but these are the most important people.
Are you participating in NaNoWriMo 2014? Share some info about YOUR main characters in the comments below!