So, this time, my name starts with "R"
I am fictional, I am not Rincewind, Roderick Random, "the fair Rosaline," Reepicheep the mouse, or Mae Rose-Cottage. I am not male and I appear in a novel.
We have a winner! The astute ironed_orchid guessed correctly that I am Mrs Ramsey, always waiting to go To The Lighthouse.
(sorry about the delay in getting started - I had some mysterious ISP or modem gremlins that were preventing me from getting online)