Welcome!!

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

Welcome to my writer's diary<3

Thursday, June 30, 2011

GAWH!!!

I've become soooo lazy the past week and a half!!!! I haven't gotten a single thing done!!! :( I know why though, it's because I'm stuck in my book, so I simply stopped writing it. That's happened to me before, and my break was over 6 months long...

Ummm, I don't think I can afford that now... lols

Monday, June 27, 2011

Woot-woot!!

One of my friends told me to download this thing called Open Office. Its just like Word, just a little cheaper looking- ANDDD its' free!!! You have nooo idea how happy that makes me! I ended up saving $140, and there is a lot I can do with that extra money XD hahaha!!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Having crappy internet...

...really sucks!!! Sometimes, out of nowhere, it refuses to work. Now that is a slight problem for me, considering I have a blog, page and etc. How am I supposed to keep updated with everyone if I cannot simply get online???

I hate technology, that's why I write on paper.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Awaken Me by Emily Gossett: review


f you're a supernatural lover than you defiantly check out this book! Awaken Me by Emily Gossett, to put simply, is amazing! I hate how some books drag, and you have to force yourself to get to a decent part. In this story, after the first chapter, you're hooked! Aimee, the lead, witnessed the murder of her best friend by her own fiance. If that isn't interesting alone than I don't know what is.

I believe one of the biggest reasons you'll love this book is because of Aimee. She is far from a damsel in distress; she is a strong individual with a fiery personality. That I absolutely loved, she alone, will make you race through the pages.

The plot is well made, the characters are likeable- even though the protagonist was down right evil, I still found myself drawn to him- and it's will written.

I highly recommend this book! You have to give it a try, because I know once you start, you won't want to put it back down!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Schedules

They're pretty important. If you keep on a daily routine perform better.... But today that's different.

After writing I went to bed around 5am and normally get up at 1 or 2pm. Now today is different, because we have things to do and such at home, so I had to get up at 10am. Needless to say I'm pretty freaking tired and hope it doesn't show through the writing...

*sighhhh*

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The internet!!!!

This is the best place for a 'writer's diary'. It's easy to unwind all my thoughts...

I noticed that ever since I obtained internet the production of my novels decreased... That sounded kind of awkward, but what I'm trying to get at is- the internet distracts me!!!! I've actually paid attention to this and figured out that I'm actually writing a book less per year because of it... That's a lot of time being on the internet!!!

Which is why I decided that I need to make a schedule or something. I think I'm only going to spend an hour on the internet every day for the rest of summer break. That way I can get more writing done. I did it today as a test drive and managed to write around three pages before work. Promising results:)

I don't know... I plan on starting this new schedule soon!! ...Next week;)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Another day of laziness...

Well, I guess it should be technically 'night' of laziness, since that's when I write. I started off good, but then my ipod battery started dying, and I cannot write without my music. That's why I got off the couch and started writing on the floor (you can charge ipods with the ps3, which obviously is on the floor XD)

But after 30 mins of that I got uncomfortable, so ended up playing video games...

Maybe tonight will be my night...

Monday, June 20, 2011

What happened to my goals

*sigh*

One of my writer friends will write around 8 pages in one day. He's really talented and epic, and I want to be as good as him! That's why I wanted to write the same amount... But after I managed it once, I never found the effort to do it again. If I force myself to write then it won't end up as good as it could have...

Times like this make me glad that I don't have a deadline!!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Scam Artists

Today I thought that I finally caught a break; a publisher was wanting some short stories to put in one giant book for Halloween. I was going to enter, but one of my friends warned me. It was a scam, and they just wanted money...

It's sad how you have to watch out for things like that now. Oh well, I learned that I need to be a lot more careful. I should just take my time, and not rush on the published thing:\

Friday, June 17, 2011

Poetry

I've heard that one of the best ways to become a better reader and writer is by reading more poetry... But that is something that takes a lot of practice!! I am not good at it at all! Plus I'm a fast reader too, so I like to go over the lines quickly, but if I do than none of it gets into my head.

It's going to take awhile... I'm hoping that I'll be decent at it by the end of the summer!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Section 3 complete

Yup, I finished the third section of my novel!! Only two left then I'm done! If I finish this series this series it will be a major accomplishment for me; this series is what made me think about publishing and being an author.

I'll kinda be sad when it's all done:(

Monday, June 13, 2011

That empty smile

I tell you I love you
You simply smile back
I tell you I love you
You respond with a nod
I tell you I love you
All I hear is an 'I know'

Pointless
Meaningless effort

Do you not realize how mad you've made me
How completely insane?!
I pour out my soul, I give you my all, my heart
And yet all you can say is I know

Do you not see how this is breaking me?!
Aching me, shaking me, irritating me!
Are you that completely blind to my burning pain?
Do you see nothing?!

I tell you I love you
You simply smile back

Content, with that driving eagerness finally slowing down

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Happiness!!!

Well what do ya' know...I actually did it!!! I achieved my eight page goal!!!!!! :D That was the one thing i really wanted to accomplish this summer, and I did it! I'm so happy!

But know I need a new goal, or I'll never get a single thing done....

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hope


How confusing
You are that is
You say friends is enough, then go further
Show love, warmth
Things we once had long ago
Then vanish
Memories come back, this is all so familiar
This pattern
You think I'd learn
I want to
But I still have hope
Maybe the fire can burn again
Passion could bind us back into one
If I just tried harder this time, if I did it differently
Maybe-
-Maybe I need to learn to say goodbye
I say this, but my fingers clutch tightly
I'm still holding on
Onto hope

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

First Week

Aww heck, It's been officially a week tomorrow since school has gotten out...And what have I gotten done? I'll tell you...

NOTHING!!!!

God, I hate the stupid summer. Too much freedom...

Maybe if I didn't blog and what not, I'd have more done...But I love the internet. Looks like this awful trend will continue for 3 months -__-

Monday, June 6, 2011

Day 5

Forgive me all, but the laziness has taken over. Summer does that to me, I become very distracted. I haven't written anything in the past two days. I'm thinking of doing the same thing I did last year, where I didn't use any technology for a month-asides from video games at night. However, that would be very difficult for me to do now. I have a lot of things I do on here now-blog, page, other sites along those lines. I need to somehow set a limit for myself, because if I don't...the entire summer will have consisted of me sitting in front of a monitor.

:(

Sunday, June 5, 2011

My interview

Hey everyone, I finally had an interview!!! Thankfully it was based on the fact that I'm an 'aspiring' author. I have a bit before I become fully published! Here's the link:

http://myescape84.blogspot.com/2011/06/interview-wup-and-coming-author.html

Check it out!!! :D

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Day 3

Ahhhh!!!! I accidentally pressed enter too early DX

Anyway, my blog is going to be my summer writing diary. If that makes sense... Although I think that me counting down the days will make them go faster, which is something I do not want!!! Today I didn't get much done at all. Work interferes with my writing... I hope I can get in that 'perfect writing zone' again. I had it last night, but it's hard to find.

I'm a page away from being half-way done with Eternal Darkness... I hoped to finish before school started, so I'm trying to see if I can do it...

If only I wasn't so lazy...

Day 3

Friday, June 3, 2011

Summer Goals

I get so lazy in the summer, it's unreal!!! That is why I decided that I am going to set a goal for myself. I'm going to try and write eight pages in one sitting. I write with pencil so the task will be somewhat harder but I'm determined to make this goal. I rounded that the days would be 80, and this is day 2.

Day one was a bust but maybe today will be better... Although I haven't written at all today... This may be difficult...

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Eternal Slumber


Tired of the fake smiles
Tired of putting on that happy face
Sometimes I dream of sleep
Of eternal slumber
Agonize no more
Pain dripping away
To be stripped free
Freedom
The feeling of the wind blowing against my wings
That's what I desire
That's what I want
How many would that be now
One
Two
Even more
How many white pills is it
To put me in that eternal slumber

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Art

Writing to some is a chore, but to me, it's a type of art. You create pictures, splash images into the minds of others simply by using words. Art has no rules; so when it comes to writing, is it better to follow the rules, or break them? Sometimes those who bend the rules into their own are the ones who create masterpieces.

Fragments, run on sentences... Maybe they traditionally are frowned upon, but could they be the first step towards something great? Art is where your allowed mistakes, meaning I can go and find out

:)