My name is Dominique Weldon, I am a teenager from Iowa, who happens to be an aspiring author. I'm determined to make it, and plan on sharing my thoughts and process along the way with the rest of you guys!! I know we can do it!!:D

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Poetry Reading

Have I participated in a poetry reading before?


However, I'm going to read some of my work in front of my speech class soon. We have to do an informative speech and my topic is Creative Writing. I was going to start out my speech with a basic rhetorical question; however, my teacher mentioned that a poem was a great way to start out a speech. The idea hit me at that very moment. Starting a speech about creative writing with a poem is simply brilliant! At least, I think it is.

I picked one of my poems that is about writing poetry, which is why I thought it fit. I am somewhat nervous. I mean, who wouldn't? This is the first time I'm sharing my work aloud with anyone. I'm just hoping that the class will receive it well. At least it's a poem that I've edited and had workshopped.

I know that I am not ready to share some of my work at a poetry reading. That would just be too nerve-wracking. I'm soooo not at the stage of confidence yet, hence why I'm enrolled in a speech class in the first place.

Maybe if I just sound extremely dramatic the class will eat it up.


Sunday, September 29, 2013

How do writers find time to write?

I don't understand!

Since starting college I have not written anything in ages... (Which would be over a year because that's when I started college.) But anyway, I mean sure I write stuff in Creative Writing; however, that is just homework. For fun, for me... I don't even remember.

Due to the fact that I haven't written any stories in awhile, I'm kinda losing my touch. Some of my ideas are long gone. Sure that's my fault because I never wrote them down, but I don't feel like getting nagged at because of it.

I just wish I was already done with school. That way I could stay home everyday and write, but that goal is years and years away. I'm slowly getting closer to it every day; however, there's a lot of work I still have to do. Until then I hope all the school and work at my job doesn't kill my creative muse. Otherwise, I might truly go insane.

And as if writers aren't already insane as it is.

Hatsune Miku: Delusional Tax

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Did I mention that I want to try book reviews?

Oh no?


I don't know. See I'm rather forgetful, so I probably have over months ago and I'm just remembering now. Regardless, I'm thinking why not! Sure they won't be the best or most professional reviews, actually closer to just my opinion, but I want to put something else on my blog.

The book I'm reading now is by Cassandra Clare. She is one of my favorite authors of all time. I wish I could write like her.... Ughhhh....

Anywayyyy, I'm reading The Clockwork Prince right now. I bought it forever ago but finally started to read it in the little free time I have. I'm not sure if I should mention that I started it forever ago too, but that's asides the point guys. It should be a bit before I finish it, but I think I might post something about it on here. If I ever finish...

Can I drop out of school yet?

Monday, September 23, 2013

Dark Company 2

Yuppppp... The other authors contacted me and asked if I wanted to do another piece for Dark Company 2. I was pretty surprised, considering they're way better than me and more involved in the production than I am. Nevertheless, of course I said yes!

This is the cover of the first edition of Dark Company. The link to purchasing the book is right here! Once again I'll have to write another horror-paranormal like story. I think I have a month or so to whip up something. The only problem that I have is that am so busy, like, everyday due to school. It's rather annoying considering I want to spend more time on my writing. Nevertheless, I'll try and get something done. It might be short, but that's better than nothing. The only problem is what to write about.

Ahh, the stresses of writing.

Once again, the proceeds will go to charity, which is a great thing! I'll make sure to blog about Dark Company once again, considering it won't be published for a few more months. You guys should all definitely get a copy.

After all, it's going to go to a great cause!

Hatsune Miku: Mr. Wonderboy Colate Remix

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Writing my First Story for Creative Writing II

Yup! This is my Sophomore year in college, and I'm taking Creative Writing once again. Needless to say, I'm glad I get to take it again. Considering this is what I want to do for the rest of my life, I kind of need as much practice as possible.

Out of all the other students in Creative Writing, I'm the one with the most experience. At my school, they throw Creative Writing I, II, and III together in one classroom. I don't really like the feeling of that because to me, I feel like I have to constantly do my best. Of course I always do, but I feel like I have to more than ever because of the title placed upon me.

I'm almost done with my short story for Tuesday. I've gone over about four times now and I'm not sure how many more times I will look it over. For the past month I've had trouble breathing due to my asthma, so I figured that it would be a great topic to write about. I hope that it is received well with my classmates. I won't find out for about a week or so.

Writing is stressful, I swear! ...No, I take that back, writing well is stressful.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Guys!!! ...I actually finished a novel!!!

No, I don't mean that I finished reading a book. That wouldn't be too special at all; however, I did manage to finish writing a novel! It took about 8 months to do. The thing is, what makes me so happy about this is that I haven't finished completing a novel in years!

Yes, the blame for that all falls on me. I will admit that. The reason is because of two things: for one, I've been on the internet wayyyyy too much and not writing at all. The other thing is that high school and college really took up all my time, especially college. I hardly have time for anything else anymore. That's why I felt pretty accomplished when I finished this.

I've started to grow lazy again though since I've finished. I haven't written anything, but I guess I'll try and pick up a WIP. That way I don't have to start allll over, and it should be easier. Once I'm done with this novel I'm going to have to come up with something new, something great! It'll take time, but I'm sure I can do it...

I just have to get through school first...

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Back to School!


Not really... School is a time consumer. I will say though, I'm glad that I'm back in Creative Writing again. I think I seriously have the best teacher in the entire world. He inspires me to write more and think of even better story ideas. We write two short stories in class, then around seven poems. He always helps me leave class with awesome work, so that, I'm looking forward to!

Other than that... Meh.... I just have to make sure that I keep writing my novel and whatnot. I can kinda forget to do that, since homework always is first in my mind. I'm almost done with the story I'm working on, so that's a good start.

See guys, I can finish work :D