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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

Monday, January 30, 2012

Emotions in writing?

Are very important...I believe. Why am I thinking this; simple, I'm a very random person with very random thoughts. I believe the whole 'Valentines Day' crap coming up is the cause of this, everyone being emotional and etc. Being forced to witness all these lovey-dovey-overrated stuff didn't help. (And no, I'm not a bitter, lonely person :P I just think the holiday is pointless.)

Anyhooooooo.... Emotional writing, it's the spice that can pull someone in, refusing to let them go. It's a very important--difference between the shelves and trash:P When your more 'involved' in your work it definitely turns out better.

Example: Around  two years ago, maybe a little more than that, I was writing Once Upon a Fairytale. It's my only true romance with a fantasy flare.

 That's when Tiana burst into tears. She threw her face in her hands, letting them get soaked. I honestly didn't know what to do... Moments later she removed her hands, and stared up at me. Her makeup was running down the sides of her cheeks, with all those tears.

"Cullen,"she cried,"I just want you to like me! I would do anything for you to notice me! These horrible clothes are embarrassing! But I thought I'd make you happy! Because I want to see you smile, I want...." she trailed off.

Seeing this girl cry, and for me... Seeing Tiana cry...

In that next moment I placed both of my hands on her face. I pulled her face close to mine and with my thumbs, stroked her running makeup away. Her eyes shot open wide, in surprise.

"I do like you,"I whispered, so quiet that I could barely hear myself.

I was beginning to spill out feelings;I couldn't stop myself...


 To me, it's my best piece of work. Why? I don't know, probably because at the time I (wouldn't say love then) was definitely crushing on someone. Do I believe the real-life feelings helped? Completely. Another example: my poem Loop. Short, sweet, one of my favorites...





The belt around my waist
That will do
Tightness encloses me
Air no longer comes down
All the memories of you rush back
So much, so fast
It rattles my core
Sends tears down my face
I'm tired of it!
I can't take any more!
Throbbing crashes against my neck
All the promises
Your words
They're what makes the floods come
What drown me
But I know I can't do it
I stop
The pressure goes away
Sending me deeper into my own abyss
I just wish someone would find me
Before my heart withers away into nothing


I wrote that... last May I believe. At the time I was rather... emotional, there we go XD haha! So the poem came from my heart--true emotion. Proving my point again!


Where is my rambling going?? Simple--if you're in love write a love story. If you're angry, write a pissed off-ish poem. If you're depressed, write some tear-jerking stuff. Then you'll be on your way to becoming an uber epic writer! haha!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Updated Blog!!:D


*Woots!!!!* New cool looking blog!!!! Makes me uber happy (reference towards the happy Sephiroth chibi up above) Thanks to Joe <3 I now have a fancier looking blog. He made use of the pages up above, and also made the font easier to read. I'll play around with it later, but pretty sure I'll just leave it as it is. He did change the name to simply 'Dominique Weldon' but I guess that sounds a little better.

Just gotta keep making this blog more popular. Easier said than done. Trust me, took more than a year to earn a 1,000+ fans on FB, so I know I have to just keep trying...

And I can feel the rambling going on. It happens when you're dead tired-__- Know what doesn't happen when you're dead tired? I'll tell you--writing. Can't afford to do anything tonight, because when you write in a sleepy daze you'll wake up, look at your work, and pretty much be like WTF...

I've had that happen plenty of times-___-

Still rambling, need to log off...sooooooo enjoy the new layout XD

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Uber tired to say the least:P

Holy crap, this is how I feel right now!

Yeah, I'm tired, but oh well, it happens. My 'real' job made me stay out late the night before, also I had lots of school work to do-___- *joy joy* It left me drained today, meaning that I'm definitely not getting much writing done. Although, being a writer, I think that this stuff is usual. After all the publishers aren't going to care if you're a little outta it:P Which is pretty sucky because who wants to work when they're half asleep. You can't do anything right (I've typed so many mistakes right now, and I'm sure my grammar isn't the best either hahaha)

Oh well, have to write, write, write! If only books could write themselves; how great would that be? I'm thinking someone should invite something that can help me out with that.

Hahahahaha!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Noooo!!! D: Picnik is closing!!

Nooooo!!! I'm so sad to hear this! Yesterday I received an email saying that Picnik is closing down on April 19th 2012:(

Okay I know that the site is moving to google+ or something and that there are other editing sites...but still, that's not the point! I use picnik to edit my photos for cover art. It's like, the greatest thing in the world. One of my friends told me other places to go. I haven't heard of any of them, but I'm going to give them a try. After all, I don't think I have too much of a choice.

Until April I will continuing using my picnik

:(

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Go me!! I'mma good student:D

First let me get this straight--my English teacher is sooooooo not a chick XD He's a guy, not a creepy looking teacher chick like so ------->
But it was the best picture I could find, although maybe I should of used a student... Oh well XP


Anyhoo, I'm pretty sure most of you know that I'm in high school, right? Well I am--a senior to be exact! *woots!* Kk, our school offers basically free college classes and the one I'm in is Comp 105. The class is required at all Iowa colleges, so the fact that I'm getting it for free (don't count the books lol) is pretty amazing!

Only the class itself worried me. Since it's college-level it left me worried. I mean, they grade on a different level; I didn't want to fail a class that counts as both college and high school! D: The first paper we had to write was a personal narrative. Mine was about my car--long story, not gonna get into it lol. But I had my teacher read it to see how I was doing. Now need I add that he was reading my fourth draft, I went over it constantly, trying to make sure its perfect! He went over it quickly than gave it back to me.

Minor mistakes, but he said it was good!!!!!!

That makes me happy--and after all my hard work! I might be able to pass college! *woots! X3

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Work


Grrrr my job -___-

While being a writer I also have a 'real' job, and that is at a local grocery store known as Fareway. I'm just a checker there, nothing cool or anything XP lols

Don't get me wrong I love my job, and the money is pretty great too lols. It's just there's some days where I'd rather be home working on my novel instead of checking out groceries. And considering the fact that I am a writer I'll probably have to keep this job of mine...

Hopefully one day I will have enough money where I can quit. That is my goal... So I think I need to start playing the lottery, or writing some books.

Which ever brings in more cash XD hahahaha!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Determined!! >:D

...To make this blog uber popular!! ...Or at least looked at -___- Reason being why it's not? Well that's easy, it's because I'm a lazy person who hates getting off her couch. Heck, I hate getting on the floor to play video games! XD So the fact that I can write and still be on the couch is a-MAZ-ing! One of the many perks of being a writer!

I ramble again. I do this a lot, and that's because I'm a random person for sure. Unless I'm working, being serious-that's a different story. But anyway, anyway... My Facebook page is wonderful! I love it to death! I've put in a lot of hard work and that's why the result of my hard work is pleasing:)

Now this on the other hand... is a different story. The reason why my Facebook page is updated consistently is because it's easy to do! I mean, I can update it anywhere thanks to the use of technology! In school, at home, at the store, wherever because of my cellphone and iPod. My blog on the other hand cannot be updated that easy. It's not like I can just carry a giant laptop around with me everywhere I go XD (Sure some people do, but those people don't have high school to deal with:P)

But I want to have a popular blog. I want people to see inside my head and possibly get a chuckle out of it! That's why I'm determined to put as much effort as I can into this blog! (Hence the determined anime girls. They're proving my point, hahaha!)

So far so good; I've updated it at least once a day. Today has been even more than that!:D Kks... Well guess I should probably write now since apparently that's what writers do. Silly, isn't it? XD hahahaha!

Mortal Instruments:Jace Wayland


Updating my blog twice in one day--what now world?? haha!

Okay, okay... So Mortal Instruments... pretty great series! It's actually my favorite one out right now:D And I can't wait to get the next book coming out!! Main reason why is probably the same as every other girl's out there.

Jaceeeeeee X3

Ahhh yes... Clare is brillant; I mean, who wouldn't like a character like him. He's beautiful, strong, confident-a perfect hero with the perfect flaws. He's loveable, simple as that. So when stories with characters as liked as him...it's going to be hard to get the 'one guy' that everybody loves. That's because you can't have an actor that looks like the image in everyone's mind.

Anyway, I guess the cast is coming out (although I knew some of the cast for awhile now) but now they're starting to look like the actual characters. Anddd here's Jace Wayland! (all cut and trimmed lols)

Personal opinion... So not as cute as I'd hoped:( Sure, real-life-wise he's not my type at all. Brown haired boys with an adorable smile are the absolute best X3 Random thoughts, but anyway, I wonder what the rest of the world thinks about the real-life Jace. I'm curious and will continue to keep up on this. I hope the best for this movie and that it won't get overdone like Twilight did...but with how America is I'm not too sure.

Oh well:P

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Academic vs. Creative Writing


"Writing is writing."

Lies! Such lies!!

There are a lot of different types of writing-I prefer creative writing? Why? Because it's obviously the best XD haha!

Anyway, me being in high school still means that I obviously have a lot of essays to write. Now just because I like to write doesn't mean I like essays by any means. Actually I loathe them with a passion (They're not on the top of that small list, but they're still on it lols) If I can, I put them off for as long as possible, which isn't good, but hey, it happens. And it's only going to get worse from here on out because I have college next semester/school year.

Boy, can't wait-___-

I'm a creative writer, a novelist, a soon-to-be-author. I'm not an English teacher, and by all means, I never will:P

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Robin

Saying the words goodbye,
Why, they're much harder to say than a simple hi,
Today was the day I had to let you go,
When the moment came, I didn't want it to be so,
Our times together were dwindling down to a trickle,
Emotions between us sharp as a sickle,
We knew this wasn't good, our bound no longer healthy,
Draining me weak, mental stability no longer wealthy,
So when it it came to the end of the long-traveled road,
I held you close, said goodbye, letting the breeze of separation blow
<3

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Editing Sucks!!


So umm...yeah, the title once again explains it all. I officially hate editing, like, with a passion.

I recently finished typing up one of my stories onto the computer!:D I'm going to self-publish it, hopefully before I turn 18. I wrote the story a little over a year ago; I write all my stories down on paper first because I'm more comfortable using a pencil than a keyboard. Although that's kinda my downfall since I waste a large chunk of my time retyping a story onto the computer...

Anyway, I ramble XD haha! But I'm starting my first revisions, this one is basically catching major mistakes I easily see. The next time I will read each chapter and fix each part, probably changing nearly the entire thing. The third time I 'm going to read it aloud....

After that...well we'll see, lols. Anyway again...This is hard. It gives me a headache;I would love to have someone do this awful task for me. Although I think it's so awful because it's on the computer. I honestly think that's it, because at school I can revise essays no problem (and they're on paper)

So I'm done for the night-goodnight editing, hahahaha!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Lack of sleep

Third day in a row, so far, so good! XD

My writing ranting today should be obvious, considering the title up there. Anyhoo... sleep. It's important, like, really important. I'm pretty sure the average person needs around eight hours of it. I'm not entirely sure to be honest. But with me being a writer (and plenty of other things) I honestly don't have the time to waste on sleep. I find it pointless hours being thrown away for no reason.

Normally, when I'm not at school, like the weekends, I'm writing in the wee hours of the night. Although sometimes I tend to get distracted but that's another story X3 My work hours are from 10:00pm to 3:30 am. That's a pretty short shift, but those are precious hours that are being wasted by sleep. So that's why I stay up so late. Plus I think I can say that I'm a night owl and all. Then sometimes I'm up even later doing things outside of my writing life. Basically, my schedule is flip-flopped. Only instead of me resting during the day... I just don't rest, lols.

So what about the consequences of my actions? Pft, well I'm sure there's many. What I'm doing can't be good for me. I mean, I'm only getting around two hours of sleep during these days. It has to be killing me slowly.... Buttttttt...stuff happens. Rather be killing myself by doing the things I love. Don't you all agree? XD hahaha

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Spamming


Yes, I admit it... I'm guilty of spamming XD

But I've learned that there are better ways to advertise yourself, ways that won't make people hate you!

My own spamming was out of innocence, I wasn't trying to make people angry. My friend and I were in a competition awhile back with our Facebook pages; we were trying to see who could reach 1,000 fans first. We advertised ourselves on other book pages and groups. I didn't expect to receive so much hate from it.

Many other authors out there were very hostile, ranging from them replying extremely rude comments to them posting about me. I've seen a lot of hate groups about me... Kinda hurt, but hey, that's just how the world is today:\

Me being an extremely sensitive person, which I should definitely try to fix (harder said than done), I had to find a new way to advertise. I'm very active on my Facebook page, and I've joined many sites online that help my writing. I use those to get my name out. No more spamming...

Because I don't like being yelled at -___-

Saturday, January 7, 2012

My crappy internet

I think that it's safe for me to say that I'm on the internet a lot! I do a lot on here, from FB, to devianArt, to this (occasionally) and etc. So it'd be really helpful if I had dependable internet to rely on....

Well I don't have that -___- And that's because of this!
Yes, I'm calling you out Mediacom! It has awful internet service!! Half the time it'll show up, but it won't let me connect to the internet, even after I enter my password. The other half it doesn't show up. Needless to say, I'm annoyed. I'll do other things until it possibly shows up again, but sometimes I really need to get online.

Sooooo... Mediacom is trying to prevent me from achieving my best... I think I need new internet service XD hahaha!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Man I'm a sucky blogger XD

Well I decided that I should probably get on my blog today... I haven't been on here in months sadly. Been too busy with school to take the time for it. And excuses, excuses:P lols

But this year I'm going to be different, and work even harder. My goal is to become published before I turn 18, and to do that I'm def. going to need to put more work into my writing.

Anyway, I need to get back to class now. I'm going to try and post more on here.

:D