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 7, 2011


Oh! My! God!
Ok, my life has turned into writing whenever I can sneak it in...I'm at 15000 words and I'm seeing by other's blog posts that I'm falling behind.  I guess there is a contest to see who finishes first?  I didn't know that.  So, writing my novel is numero uno priority right now.

But wanted to mention just a few things...

Do you remember my amazingly talented, wonderful, drop-dead gorgeous husband that was scape-goated by a huge asshole a few weeks ago? If not, you can read about it here.  Well, he is SO awesome; that he just got a job offer from another company and they want to pay him WAY more money!  Whoo HOO!  Yeah, it kinda rocks. :)

Next, my kids went through a bit of a speed bump with archery - they were both whining and having issues, I don't know why...but this weekend they both rocked and made me proud and so...

Not only are they just awesome, all around awesome; but they totally support me writing and are giving me the space I need to do that.  My kids were even bragging at archery that "Mommy is a writer, writing a real book and everything".  I felt bad when they got bummed, I told them they cannot read it. ;)  Now my daughter is trying to negotiate with me, "When I'm 15 can I read it?"  Then I say, "Uh, no." 

She finally realized that I can't tell her NO at 18, so that's her plan...when she turns 18 she gets to read mommy's book.  She's too funny.

Well, that's all for my ramblings...

Back to writing my NaNo book! :)


  1. 15k is so NOT behind at all. On the 10th, to be on track you should be aiming for 17k... sooo, you're still doing really well :D

    And your kids sound fantastic!

  2. Someone on twitter the other day wrote 15K words in one day. So I'd say just have fun with it because there are some ppl that are just wayyyy too committed.

  3. 15k words is so great. And cheers and happy smiles for the wonderful turn about for your husband and your family all around.

    Keep up the good work! NaNoers away!!!

  4. That's awesome news! Congratulations to your husband, and way to go for you. You're doing excellently with NaNo. Keep writing!

  5. Some people will make everything a competition and that's fine if they find other people who want to compete. Your challenge, however, is to write 50k words in 30 days, that's it. And you're ahead of yourself :-)

  6. I love it when good things happen to nice people. :) Good luck with the novel!

  7. That's awesome news! Congratulations to your husband, and way to go for you!