My Protagonist ARINA PERRY from the book THE SINS OF OUR MOTHERS
In developing this character, Arina has become a heartfelt process that takes you through her struggles, ambitions and how she deals with her everyday life – her everyday life not being so ordinary, we find that it’s the extraordinary happenings in our lives that shape us all.
Arina is a 25 year old woman who, unlike most of us has some wealth, but like most of us, quietly yearns to be liked, respected, and yes, even loved.
She struggles with the knowledge that there are skeletons in her cupboard that reflect on her life and how she believes she is perceived by others. Her ambitions to squelch ugly rumours and outrageous lies about her mother is potent, she just isn’t sure how to go about it all. She bogs herself down with work to avoid the confrontations she must one day make. But she progressively builds new strength and finds faith in love. She becomes energised by that love. Her character grows, strengthens and blossoms through love, but lurking in the recesses of her everyday life is a life threatening hate that she is gradually awakened to and must deal with. She trusts easily and discovers that trust isn’t always justified and shouldn’t always be presumed. She learns some things the hard way.
She’s a little gung-ho at times relying on her winging it through some of life’s events, usually she gets by with this but sometimes she fails. When she has something on her mind, a project, an action or a whim, she is head down and into it. Her attitude being that if a commitment or a decision is made her stance is “Okay, let’s get this show on the road. Now.” She does her best to see things through. She has confidence and she swears, sometimes a lot.
She’s independent. She loves coffee, her grandmother, shoes and steak burgers; though not necessarily in that order. She’s terrified of spiders, and hates rats. She deeply mourns the loss of her parents.
She’s stunning with waist long dark hair, green eyes and a sensuous full mouth. Without a conceited bone in her body she still likes to dress nice and have matching shoes, but mostly she gets around in jeans and t-shirts when she’s not at work. Having nothing to prove or needing to emphasise her natural raw beauty she wears minimal make-up and jewellery.Summer is her favourite season.
She likes to sit on the beach or wander through the sand barefoot where she can unwind and do her best thinking, she finds solitude, peace and a certain affinity with the sea and the endless rolling tides. She whispers to the ocean and it tells her things. She is a dedicated to her work and passions. She is woman. All woman. 100% woman.