Heather Arundel

The Diva of Darkness

Salton Sea Sunset Photo by Ron Niebrugge

Salton Sea Sunset Photo by Ron Niebrugge
The Beauty of Hell...

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - also known as my personal life motto!

All Human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Who I am...

I am a wife. I am a mother. I am a survivor.
My family has made me who I am...my past family with past hurts...my current family with current joy.
Family is something you are born into and cannot choose,
family is also what you choose it to be once you are old enough to start anew...


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Checking in...

Well, I haven't posted since my birthday.  Oh! What a birthday it was!  Dinner at the SUPER-romantic, historical Sky Room and a movie with my wonderful hubby...who could ask for anything more? :D

It is funny how crazy busy you become, whenever you don't want to be and have been actively trying to UN-drama your life.  Has anyone else experienced this?  Between archery, Girl Scouts, school activities, homework, fundraising, community service and all the other stuff - I'm wiped out.

In addition, I've been lagging on my writing.  When the kids finally go to sleep (usually the youngest is down by 11pm, at the latest); I find I'm exhausted and often just sit and stare until I can no longer keep my eyes open - then trudge off to bed.  Kinda sad, right?

Well, I've made a commitment to get my first novel done in the next year - deadline: July 31, 2012.  I figure it's an apropos date since it's LIZ's birthday and she really got me going with the blogging! 

So let the countdown begin!  Now I can no longer make excuses and have to write even when I'm tired.  Deadlines (even the ones I put on myself) keep me motivated, how about you?  What keeps you writing even when you are tired/sick/stressed/overwhelmed?  Do any of you struggle with this?

Happy writing and thanks for reading!


  1. I struggle all the time. I used to do my best writing late at night; but if I don't get any done in the morning these days, chances are, it won't happen.

  2. @Sarah: I know what you mean...the late night thing is really hard, but I'm a nite owl - it is SO HARD to get my butt out of bed an hour before the kids...although, I might be forced to become a morning person so that I can write!

  3. That dinner sounds wonderful. Have you by any chance watched the webisodes for the Walking Dead that hit on Monday? I think you are a fellow zombie aficionado. So if I'm not mistaken...I highly suggest you watch all six of them. They are like two a piece. /giggles.

  4. My birthday? Why would you pick my birthday as a deadline?

    Have you thought about participating in NaNoWriMo? Although, I guess you've already started the novel...

  5. Guess that means you weren't insecure today - that's good!

  6. @Michael: The dinner was wonderful! Osso Bucco & a pear tart for dessert...mmmm, so yummy!

    @Liz: I figure your birthday is far enough away, and puts me done by the time Dreya and Barb come back! :) I don't know what NaNoWriMo is...

    @Alex: Still insecure...did that not come through? Just insecure, busy, exhausted and procrastinating...uuugh, sometimes I loathe myself! I put the challenge/deadline on myself so that I can keep accountable and keep going!