NaNoWriMo Outline

  1. Amelia Maxxwell wakes up in a hospital in Heartwood, Washington
    • The detective, doctor, and man driving the truck are all there. The doctor asks her basic questions, and then tells her the answers when she doesn’t remember.
    • She wants to correct the pronunciation of her name, but doesn’t know why.
  2. Her cousin, Piper, comes in and confirms her story.
    • She is starting at University after break
    • They are cousins by marriage
    • She is told that she left LA because she got pregnant and her (ex) boyfriend didn’t believe that it was his, and wants nothing to do with her or the baby.
    • Will possibly raped her before she left; and everyone assumes that the baby is a result.
  3. Meanwhile, in the background or on television in the waiting room, the news is reporting the disappearance and possible death of Emilia Monroe, who was a famous pop star better known for cheating on her boyfriend than her music. The doctors don’t make a connection because her face is so swollen and bruised, and they had to cut her hair.
  4. Dylan is suspicious, but lets it go. It’s a small town, so he can keep an eye on her. Amelia miscarried the night of Will’s confrontation, but doesn’t remember that or who the father is. Piper does not enlighten her.
  5. Amelia goes home with Piper to her “dorm”, which is actually a co-ed apartment which she shares with her boyfriend Dylan and her brother Zach (Logan’s best friend).
  6. Piper convinces him that Emilia is better off dead until they figure out who wanted to kill her (someone followed her from her house and tried to drive her off a cliff into the ocean).
  7. She survived (barely), then walked to the next rest stop and stowed away in the back of a semi. The driver hit a patch of ice and swerved to avoid oncoming traffic. She is carrying a backpack with clothes, cash, fake ID (Amelia) and documents, and her cellphone. She is dressed in faded jeans and a university sweatshirt that Zach gave her.
  8. Piper had no way of paying for college. Emilia offered, but Piper accepted with two conditions:
    • She would work for Emilia as her personal assistant, but on the personal side of life. Meaning, she would step in to keep Emilia grounded and aware of the essence of who she is.
    • Emilia also enrolled in classes online, under her birth name “Amelia Maxxwell.” Emilia Monroe is her stage name only, but the public believes it is her real name. She has two birth certificates, two social security cards, and two driver’s licenses. She was born a twin, but Amy died at birth.
    • Emilia is blonde, bubbly, preppy. Amelia is brunette, quiet, more studious.
  9. When she wakes up, she has no recollection of Emilia. She looks, acts, thinks like a regular college student. Piper and Zach tell her that she is a trust fund baby, which is where the money comes from. She still tries to get a job to pay for her own apartment.
  10. She’s currently living with Piper, Zach (sometimes) and Dylan, Zach’s best friend but not Logan’s.
    • Dylan isn’t supposed to be back from spring break yet, so Amelia is sleeping in his bed when he gets in–fully naked. Of course, she is having a lovely dream, which involves some fondling and maybe a sleeping orgasm–which wakes them both up.
    • She is mortified, he is mystified and intrigued, Piper is horrified, and Zack is amused.
    • Piper ushers Amelia off to register for school. Amelia is a sociology major with a minor in business. Piper is a business/PR major.
    • One of the assignments for their business class is to plan out and pitch a small business idea. Piper works at a coffee shop, but they’re building a Bikini Baristas down the street–Hooters with coffee. Amelia jokes that they should convert Piper’s work into the male equivalent.
      • male servers, coffee area, quiet areas, and in the evening, open mike.
      • Her boss loves the idea, and hires both girls to put the plan in motion.
      • It becomes the local hang out for their friends.
    • Time moves on, and the only blips in Amelia’s life are Dylan and her nagging feeling that there’s something more. Her son/daughter grows up, and she and Dylan settle into a truce.


  1. SEQUEL???
    • Kid is 10, and it is the 10 year anniversary of Emilia’s ‘death’. Amelia and Piper own ‘The Writer’s Block’ now, which is the local college hang out.
    • One of he employees maneuvers her into getting up on stage during Open Mic night. She has all these songs in a journal from ‘before’ (her life as Emilia; Adele songs). She doesn’t know who they’re about, but she was furious at that person. (Logan taught her to play guitar and she taught herself to play piano).
    • Logan himself steps into the room just as she is beginning the first song. Their eyes meet, and the memories come flooding back. Logan is intrigued by her and her voice, but she wants nothing to do with him, which only intrigues him more.
    • Meanwhile, Dylan is watching the memorial footage of the ten year death of Emilia, and begins to put the pieces together. Amelia actually stopped at the memorial–a private ‘farewell’ to her old life–and was caught in the background on camera. They have identical personal history and the same social security number, except one number. Is she committing fraud by faking her own death? He doesn’t know yet. But he will be watching now.
    • Zach has been avoiding Logan since he started ‘Nikki with an i’ Richards. She is a B actress who desperately wants to be A list. She is opposite of everything that Emilia was–tall, leggy, blonde, high maintenance, and clingy.
    • Logan doesn’t (want to) see it, so when Zach starts spending more time at the Writer’s Block, and gushing about his girlfriend’s best friend, Logan decides to check it out.
    • Logan wants to sign Amelia, but she blows him off. He persists, and unexpectedly meets her (their) son, Jacob.
    • Jacob is nearly 10, and an old soul. He loves school and playing soccer and his mom and aunt Piper more than anything. Except maybe his uncle Zach.

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