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...


Monday, November 14, 2011

A New Beginning...

My husband begins his new job today.  It is really a very old job (he's held the position for 12 years) with a new company, a larger company that seems to be of more substance and quality...all really good things.

However, I did not reach 40,000 words before today; so now I'm feeling doomed.  I've got my story mapped out and I actually know what I'm doing with my MC; but I just seem to run out of time each day and less writing is getting done.

On a completely different note (but one that is humorous)...

My husband had that wedding in Yosemite (click here for more about that) and driving his Honda Civic with 250,000 miles seemed a bit of a gamble; but he made it there and back.  The only issue?  His thermostat went into the "hot" zone as he was arriving, but a mechanic checked it out and gave him the "A-OK". 

Just to be safe, my darling decided to take the car to the local dealership (where we get all our service done) and have them double check everything.

Oh! We were so cavalier yesterday!  As we are walking out of the house, my husband turns to me and says "Just watch 'em find something that is going to cost more than $2000.00 to fix!"  To which I reply, "It will be something huge and we will have to buy you a new car!"  Oh, we were laughing at our silly selves!

Five hours later, the service man is explaining to my husband how the pistons are cracked and blah, blah, blah, and it will be at least $2000 to fix - but probably more and even that doesn't guarantee anything because the engine has so much mileage...

So my husband had to buy a new car last night...a new, used car (we can't afford new new).  And we are left feeling like our words came back to bite us in the ass!


  1. I hope all goes well for your husband on his first day :-)

    Why are you doomed if you haven't written 40k yet? Tomorrow is halfway, so that would be a 25k target.

  2. You haven't made it to 40k words yet. Hmmm...
    I'm wishing I were at 20k words since tomorrow is the halfway point. So yeah...umm... you're doing fan-tab-u-lous!!!

    And just maybe the new (used) car was a fitting purchase for your husband's new (already familiar because he'd done it for 12 years somewhere else) job. A new start for a new start.

  3. I told you things would turn out with your husband going off to Yosemite. See.

  4. So, you're going to have to write more than 500 words a day from now on out. Not a major tragedy.

    What word count did you get to? Do you need me to do some math for you?

  5. Hmmm. This car saga and your grandmother's spirit flickering the lights, etc., seem to me to go together into something larger. Perhaps there's no time to consider that now, but also perhaps you might play with it in the future. Also, was wondering if you know what flash fiction is. I believe there is a website for it.
    I won't explain unless you don't know, but I think several of your blogs belong in that category. Which is (fragmentary sentence for effect)a good thing. :)