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, February 6, 2012

I'm Hearing Voices Blog Hop

I’m Hearing Voices

I signed up for this blog hop and nearly forgot!  I'm really scatter-brained, sorry to Angie and Cassie whose blogs you can visit by clicking on their names.  You can also get all the awesome details for this fantastical idea from their blogs.

It's time for my interview with Lorraine.  I'm really NOT looking forward to this, and neither is she - we are both a bit surly about having to take time out of our busy lives to talk to one another.  So be forewarned, I promise to remain civil; but I can't swear that Lorraine will.  She's a total bitch. You can get to know her a bit better by reading some of my past WIP Wednesday posts, she is the MC from my current novel that I started during NaNo.  Well, here goes nothing!

What is your biggest vulnerability?  Do others know or is it a secret?
"Are you fucking kidding me?  Um, I thought this was serious shit we were going to be talking about, I DO NOT HAVE ANY VULNERABILITIES YOU DUMB ASS!"

Ok, well; thank you for that honest answer?  I guess, how about this one...What do people believe about you that is false?
"Well, I guess that would be that most people that meet me - if they live - think I'm a dyke."

Nice.  Really classy.  Can we try not to offend everyone on the planet? 
"What the fuck do I care about your goddamn readers?"

Right.  Okay, what would your best friend say is your fatal flaw?  Why?
"HA!" she's laughing her ass off, snorting even.
"Oh! That is priceless! I'll have to remember to tell Andre you asked about 'my best friend'; too fucking funny.  Listen carefully, I DO NOT HAVE ANY FRIENDS.  DEFINITELY NO, what do they call them? BFF's?  Too fucking funny."

Well, I guess that means I shouldn't ask you the next question, What would the same friend say is your one redeeming quality?  Why?

Final question and then you can leave, What do you want most?  What will you do to get it?
"That's simple.  I want every fucking, goddamn degenerate on this planet who thinks they can fuck with little kids to die.  Painfully.  Slowly.  And I will do ANYTHING to be sure I get them all, it might take me time; but I'll get all those fuckers!

And that is all she wrote, so to speak.  She's gone.  I swear, I love her and hate it at the same time.  Lorraine is a complicated bird, and I struggle to stay true to her because I often want to soften her; make her more palatable.  I want others to love/hate her too; but I fear they won't take the time or energy to see beneath her facade.  Well, we shall see!


  1. Heather--she really is feisty. Good luck with her! I think I would want to put her in some kind of mental health program--but I don't think she would go. Great job staying true to character :)

  2. LOL. She does seem angry! But funny as well. I don't think I could deal with her, but I'd enjoy reading about someone with her reactions! lol.

  3. Great character building there, Heather - Lorraine is definitely not the sort of person I'd want to have an argument with!

  4. OMG! LOVE her! My character swears A LOT too! They should meet. Love this. Thanks for sharing.

  5. ROFL. I loved this. ;) She's a crack up! I'm a big swearer myself and I love others who aren't afraid to use bad words. hehehe

  6. she is really not kind but it seems you are so it evens out.

  7. LoL. This girl sounds like my kind of girl.


  8. Oh I have a stony character too and I've had mixed reviews about her. But stay true to who she is!!! Because there are people out there like that. Really :)

    Awesome job!

  9. Her voice is strong...almost overpowering. But I do like it. I think if you use her in a story she needs to have a foil...someone that settles her down a bit to make her palatable to a reader. She is filled to the top with anger.

  10. Wow, I agree with Michael. She was almost overpowering at first but I really do like it. She's got a lot of character, and that's great!

    Great job!

  11. I couldn't handle a character like this. She's too tough for me, she'd take over all the writing! :) Great job showing her anger.

  12. Interesting character! Hope she has some good points too! :)

  13. Wow. Complicated. Because you hate her until the last question and then when she says she's defending children I totally love her. Very well done!

    *New follower* SO nice to *meet* you! :)