Am quite content with this start. I will have to work to try and keep the word count up, but I do believe I can make it. My main three characters have all made their entrances, and I do believe I've seeded the conflict already.
For visual reference, just so you, my dear readers, know who inspired me:
* Andrew Buchan for Jem
* Greg Wise for Lord Henry Lavenham
* Rupert Graves for Perry Cross