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

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Well... I have an entire week off of work

Which is kinda of a yeah situation, but at the same time it's pretty mehhhh...-_____-

That's why I'm going to use this time to work on my book-like-things. Book-like-things consist of many things, but at the moment, mainly just three. And they are writing my newest novel, editing an older one, and then Beta-Reading. Like I said there's more, but those are the most important things to me right now. Now... the order I want to do those in are a little different than what I should do them in. See, if it were up to me would be:

1) Current novel
2) Beta Read
3) Edit Novel

Why? Simple, because I'd rather write then read (but don't get me wrong, I loveeeeee reading too!) And out of all of them, I hate editing the most. But the order I think I should do it in is:

1) Beta-Read
2) Edit Novel
3) Current Novel

Hmmmm... Regardless of whichever I start at first really doesn't matter... Because eventually they all need done -___-

Miku Hatsune: Chip Tears

Friday, February 24, 2012

Guess who's a Beta-Reader??

Me!! That's who!

My friend Sinead has finally finished her book, and this will be the first time that I will read some of her work (and I was starting to think that she didn't even write, hahaha!)  I'm glad she's letting me read this for many reasons: one, because I get to help out a friend and two, because I get to read more. I haven't been doing so much of that... Actually I haven't too much reading or writing lately -__-

I blame the internet once again! haha!

Hopefully it doesn't take too long, since she needs it done by April. On average it takes me a day to finish a story, but with my own writing and whatnot my time is scarce... And also video games stray me away too -_____- I admit, I admit!

Anyway, I'm going to finish this book as soon as I can! I know it won't dissapoint >:D

Thursday, February 23, 2012

What has the internet done to my writing?

Ruined it!!! Ruined it--I swear!
(By the way I use Firefox if you guys couldn't tell X3)

Okay, not really, I'm just exaggerating guys. But in all seriousness, the internet really has distracted me from my writing... Which makes me dissapointed in myself.

Two years (age 15) ago was when my mom finally got us the magical wonder known as internet, lols!Sure we had dial up, but what was the point- I could watch an entire episode of a T.V before I could even log on! But when I finally got it one of the first things was make myself a profile on Facebook-just a regular one for my friends. It was a few months later when the wonderful idea of making an FB Fan page hit me. As time went on more things on the Internet started to capture my attention: Youtube, DevaintArt, Wattpad, Figment,my blog, my my website, etc, etc. etc...:P All these things require lots of work and attention, especially since I want them to be popular and all XD Somewhere along the road talking about my books has become more important than actually writing them, sadly enough.

Why did this happen? Well that's simple enough-the internet is addicting! The majority of us can say this to be true, how we intend to get on for a simple hour... and that hour turns to two, then three, then four, and so forth, and so forth. Hey, I admit it! That's why it takes me around a year to finish a book when it used to take me around four months...

How do I fix this? That's also simple- I need to change my prorities. That doesn't mean I'm going to vanish into thin air and off the internet. That'd be crazy! XD Instead I need to change what I do with my free time, limit my nights online by only checking my page once, or when I'm doozing off to sleep. Somehow I need to revert back to the way I was before we finally got internet...

Needless to say, easier said than done -___-

There's just one thing I won't loosen my time on, and that's Youtube XD I need my music to write; if there's silence nothing will get done... Ahhh, thank goodness for that part of the internet!

IA: Connect

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Tag, I'm it?

Awesome:D Soooo... my good ol' friend Joe blogged tagged me (didn't even know there was such a thing) and now I have to answer his questions. I could blog tag someone as well... but I don't really know who that even  would be--so I won't X3 Anyways, here I go!

1. Tell me something about you that most people don't know.
Hmmm... well I'm a huge fan of Japanese culture. I like dressing up in that style, listen J-pop/Vocaloid, and anime X3

2. Did you dream last night?
Yes I did... But of what..? Well that's a good question!

3. Type of music you dislike most?

4. Is the glass half empty or half full?
Depends on the situation

5. Do you touch-type?
Of course! lol

6. Do you sing in the shower?
No, but I do sing alone in my car

7. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

8. Do you believe in love at first sight?
Indeed <3

9. What inspires you?
My fellow author friends, family, friends, life experiences...and music!

10. What book are you reading at the moment?
Sadly only my own because I tend to write more than read lols

Friday, February 17, 2012

I'm a student just like everyone else guys!!


I'm ranting right now! Why...? Simple, because this is my blog, I can, and it relates to writing. Alright, here I go.

As most of you know, I'm a student in high school... still. Oh the joys of that... One of my classes is Comp 105--yup, that's right, I'm taking a college class in high school. I'm that cool! Anyway, I'm pretty good at writing, so the class comes naturally to me. That doesn't mean I'm wonder-writer though, there's still days where I have problems too. After all, I'm just a student, like everyone else.

Here lies the problem... I am constantly asked by many of my fellow classmates to help them with their work. It never bothered me at first, actually it made me feel important... But then there comes the point where I'm asked more than the teacher. This has been happening since Jr. High, and I kinda hate it. That's because sometimes people get frustrated with me if I don't help them out, or want to work on my own project, leaving me feeling guilty.

It's made me come to the point where I no longer feel like helping them... Is that selfish? Possibly; I'm just tried of the guilt and pressure. I don't think that it's too bad, right?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Happy Valentines Day Love

When I think of you my heart starts to flutter
Within my chest, leaving all these feelings such a clutter
To be with you is all I need
A kiss, a kiss I plead
For its Valentines, we cannot be alone
Your arms need to hold
So let’s celebrate the unity of us
Celebrate the strength of our love and lust
The day of pink of red has come to a close
Ending with the pedals of a rose

Sunday, February 12, 2012

3 day weekend over

And this is how I feel right now, lol.

Alrighty, I'll be honest with you guys... I didn't write a dang thing during my mini break. *Prepares for the disappointment* Actually, I haven't even been online for days. Yup, vanished from the face of the planet. Why? Well... It was my best friend's birthday, and I hung out with other people on the other days. I needed a break. The break is from life (I could go on in debt, but that really doesn't relate to writing, but know that there's a valid reason!)

So today I've returned back to the world, and started to check up on my online stuff. The problem with leaving is that I return with so much stuff to do. Oh well, I guess!

Now I'm going to finish this, and then figure out how to get past this writer's road block--which is farrrrr different from writer's block, just so we're clear! hahaha!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

3 Day Weekend


Yup, that's right--my weekend increased a day because our school is uber awesome! It's really random too because it's not like it's a holiday or anything. However it is my best friend's birthday....buttttt I don't think that counts X3

I'm going to spend tonight working for sure. I've been stuck in my novel for awhile now, not really knowing where in the world to go next. I did reread the book though, and it helped a little. One of my writer friends told me to develop a minor conflict to keep the story interesting, so I guess I could do a love issue-problem-thing. (Like my words? haha!)

So that's where I am up to this point... Nothing else too interesting to say, sorry!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Smother Me: Dominique Weldon

How you cannot see, what I need
You're suffocating,
Breaths become gasps,
So quick, so fast,
They leave me,
Hands caress and hold,
And nowhere to go,
The darkness flows in,
It licks and it grins
Wanting to see, how desperate is me,
I need it so low, I want it to go,
How can you not see that you're killing me,
Drips of the red that shed down my head,
Nothing to comfort, nothing to hold,
How I wish for the day you turn cold

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Issues with writing a novel

Are many to say the least. The one I'm dealing with now is definetly annoying-___-

Okay, okay, so I'm finishing a chapter, going by the outline I have in my convinent little notebook of notes. (Then again isn't that what notebooks are supposesd to have anyway?) Anyway, I just finished the last chapter I was on and looked at my outline to see where I was going; however what I have down next was NOT going to work!!

To keep it short-the major plot twist was supposed to happen in the next chapter, but... my main characters haven't even become 'friends' yet! There still needs to be some major character development going on, and yet my plan was to bascially throw them out in shark-infested waters! ...But not literally, I mean that as a cliche of course; although, that would be a good plot twist. Random, but good! Still, fail, fail... Now I'm confused with what I'm going to do next. I mean, I have some ideas but they're kind of a jumbled mess scracthed down on paper.

Now, what is my plan to fix this problem?.... Uhhh, beats me! Whenever this happens I normally just hope an idea comes and then BAM (and yes, I said bam :P) the idea comes! Also I think I'm going to read everything I have up to this point and hope that'll spark some creativity too.... Because I could wing it, but that would only make it harder for me in the long run.

Or if anything, I can just take a longgggg break, hahahaha!

IA: Super World

Monday, February 6, 2012

Don't mock my skills

...because I am a competitive person. Even if I lose I still pretend that it is you who is awful, not me-haha! This is what happened to me awhile back in my Comp Class. Our newest assignment was to write a descriptive essay. Basically we had to write about anything and make it descriptive. Easy right?

Well wrong!

It is a lottttt harder than it sounds, and I probably spent the entire first week brainstorming a topic. Eventually we told our teacher that we were stuck and needed some serious help. That caused him to say,"This is basic writing for a creative writer. They should be able to write an entire paper on a pencil with ease."

-___- Yeah, that didn't settle with me very well. Not sure if he meant it personally, but I took it personally, as if he was insulting my skills! So out of spite I decided to write my essay on, you got it, a pencil. I turned the intro of it into a charming little poem called, "Of Wood, Graphite and Rubber.'

The pencil,
Such a marvelous contraption;
Simple to say the least,
But that adds to it's wonder,
Its length isn't comparable to the massive structure of a skyscraper,
Or as extraordinary as the microscopic world,
Its only a mere five inches,
Those five inches of wood, graphite and rubber is the bridge to a world of possibilities;
The dark, yet correctable tip makes way for learning, creativity and imagination,
To put it simply,
This tool is one made of magic,
A magic marveled for ages

(By the way, the rough draft was A worthy, just in case anyone cares, haha!) Now that determination in class never fails me. Why? Well because I strive for the best in school (unless it's related to anything math-wise, then that's just a lost cause.) That left me thinking today...Where does that determination go when I'm writing for myself? It's not like I don't try at all with my stories; I do want to write well, but the drive for perfection isn't there like in school. Even when I'm editing my work it's just not the same, because after awhile I start to grow bored, lose my mind a little, then quit. I think the only difference is the fact that school is for a grade...

Regardless, I found the difference between my academic and creative writing kinda funny. I need to bring them both up on the same level... If not I'll get through editing my story and publish anything T_____T And I really want to get published. Actually my goal is to become a published by age 18, but with that being in less than three months I don't see that happening anymore, lol. Guess I should stop being so lazy.

Oh, and also I decided to post whatever song I'm listening to while I'm writing. Share the bizzare music that inspires me and whatnot XD

IA: The Boy who Hated the Classroom

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Advice-Advice for all writers!!

Or anyone for that matter!

So today I was informed that one of my friend's lost everything on their computer today. Why? That's because her hard drive crashed. I feel so bad for her because that is every writer's worst nightmare. I have noooo idea what'd I do; I have some of my stuff on here backed up, but not everything... But then again, I take that back. Last year my computer had a virus so I had to factory reset it, losing everything. That sucked:( Luckily I had all my work and pictures on DevaintArt, so I was able to copy and paste everything back to my computer. The only difference from then is that I have music, but I keep all those on flashdrives scattered across the house.

Anyway, going back now. Hearing my friend's troubles made me remember some advice one of my teachers told me awhile back.
Yes, good ol' Google Docs--greatest invention in the world!!! Basically it's a back-up for any computer documents. It's free, and simple to use; all you need is a Google account, which is something that like everyone has now. But you're able to save any work on there, obviously with a space limit, but I'm pretty sure that it's high. Also you can access these documents anywhere!!! I'm completely pro Google Docs, and I recommend it to anyone! I don't have much on there myself, but that's because all my work is on paper. Which isn't really safe, so maybe I should start putting them online!

Heed my advice... because I know you'll thank me later for it :D

I'm at a blog slump

I'm supposed to be writing on my blog everyday now... Because that's what I promised myself I'd do this year... However I'm kinda at a slump in it, and with my Facebook page, lol. I honestly don't have too much going on right now work-wise. Trying to finish my current novel and still in the editing process of Life of the Liar...

Sorry my life hasn't tooooo much going on right nowXD haha