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, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Yup, it's that time of year again-Christmas!

Spent most of the day with my family over opening presents, dinner and the gathering. Even though I focused on the basic Christmas-like things, I made sure to find the time to write. That's because I know if I don't keep it up, I'll fall back into my slump and I can't have that happen...

Sorry this post is so short today everyone. Even though I did write, I'm still in the holiday mood...

Merry Christmas and happy holidays!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Art Appreciation

...is the 7x7 class I'm taking over winter break. Basically, you have a class for a week, seven days straight, seven hours straight. Yeah, sounds long, huh? I'm taking Art Appreciation. I figured why not, considering I like looking at art and I like making art. I figured this would be a breeze, asides the fact that it's seven-hours-straight.

Let me just say...I love this class.

Before I go too much further, I'm sure some of you are wondering why the heck am I talking about art; after all, this is my writing blog, where I write about...writing. Well, creative writing is art, but that's not why I'm talking about this class. Actually, the reason why I'm posting about it is for a simple, small reason.

When the class first started, she asked everyone a few questions about ourselves. The same question she asked everyone was, "What is your major?" Well, I'm always close to the end when it comes to these types of things-Weldon, W...normally towards the end. When she finally came to me, she asked me the same question. I replied with, "English." That's when she looked at me and smiled. Not even wasting a moment, she continued with, "Creative Writing?"

Then lights from the snowy heavens shinned upon me.

I get asked this all the time: "What's your major?" and "What do you want to do after school?" Well, I always tell them that I'm going for English. Now, I can't get too mad about their assumptions, but it's how they react to my answer. Most people think I'm going there to become a teacher, which is the next thing they respond with. When I tell them creative writing, novelist they immediately go, "Oh..." Why isn't being a writer considered a true job. I don't think I should be looked down upon simply because my career choice isn't traditional in the least. Due to this, when somebody comes up to me now, I simply agree with whatever they say, just to save myself some heartache.That's why when this teacher said creative writing, she was instantly on my good side.

The moral of my story... I'm not so sure. I guess I would simply restate that writing is a real job as well. It might not have constant hours, or a constant income or anything else of that sort...but you know what, it's still the air to my lungs and the reason I'm here today.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Who do creative people attract?

Like my awesome picture? But seriously, I read this article online a couple days ago and it spoke pretty true to me. It said that those who are creative tend to flock towards those like them, for 'uncreative people' (which sounds pretty harsh to say, but I'm just repeating what I saw) are harder to be around because they don't think the same way.

Okay, I guess that would make sense, right? That's when I put the theory to the test. My boyfriend is a painter, but also enjoys literature, photography and music. My best friend is an artist who enjoys literature and music, then lastly, two of my closer friends are an artist and an animator.

That left me thinking that the statement is true. When I talk about my writing or even my art, I have to go to these people because nobody either gets it or even cares. Yes everyone is creative in some sort, but now I realize that I'm drawn to those who make creativity their passion. Then again, I'm sure the same goes for anyone who enjoys a certain subject. Jocks like jocks...Well, that is the only other example I can think of right now, but I'm sure you all get the point.

The moral of the blog post: creative people simple understand how we are all awesome!!!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Late Night Blogging

Well, it's not really that late, at least to me it isn't. That may be because all my life I've been a night owl. I do more at night and then sleep all day until four or later (or at least I would if my mom didn't have to wake me up, but that is asides the point.)

Sadly, it's the only time I really have to blog. During the day I have school, then I have my day job, then after that is the actual writing and lastly would be checking my online stuff. By that point it's already so late. I simply pay the price in the morning. Sure this probably isn't good for me; after all, rarely do I sleep. Still, that's the life of a busy writer, right? Regardless, that is my justification. One day I want to be able to cut out the school and day-job part of the problem and embrace sleep again. I'm pretty sure that the day-job is going to stay though.

What also kinda sucks about this is that by this point at night I have a hard time thinking up of a blog topic. Why? Well, that's because I'm too tired to think! Kinda like earlier tonight, I was reading one of my older books and I was just so tired that all the words started to form one giant, never-ending sentence. At that point I knew I had to quit for the night, so I went online. Makes sense right?

One day I'll catch up on my sleep, I promise. That day however, is not today.
IA: Meteor


Is what I've been doing tonight...well, kinda. I will say though, this is definitely going to be a short blog post. I just wanted to keep updating it every day, even if the updates are kinda small and pointless. I'm hoping I can get a lot of work done before my winter class starts this Wednesday. I don't even get to truly enjoy winter break, but oh well. College is what's most important right now, even though I like writing far more!

Well, I think I'm going to end this short post now. I'm really tired, and I feel as if I'll start rambling pretty soon. Goodnight readers, writers and fellow bloggers X3

SF-A2 Miki: Jitter Doll

Friday, December 14, 2012

This is what I've been working on lately X3

This! Yes this! What is this you ask? Why, I'll tell you! This is Dark Company, the anthology I've submitted a few poems to. It'll be my first published work and I am uber excited! All the other authors that are a part of this were all under the same publishing label as I before it closed down. Now we have all come back to do this, not giving up without a fight. What's really unique about this anthology is that all the proceeds go to charity:D The charity that was chosen is called buildOn. Basically, it brings those living in lower standards or poverty literacy and education after school programs, so it kinda ties in with writing, right?

This is the website right here if you want to check it out!

So we're promoting the anthology right now, which I think is going pretty well... The page just had 4 likes about two hours ago and now it has 40!:D Now to all those out there, getting Facebook fans are hard, so don't judge! Anyway, lol, I'm pretty excited about this project. I'm going to do a little more promoting before I head off to school. It's my last final for the semester and then I will be done with my first semester of college! As soon as I'm done with that, I have winter vacation to look forward to!!! (Although I have a winter class too, so I guess it doesn't count, but you all get the idea, right?)

Anyhoo, off to promoting!! Here's the link to the Facebook page too :3
Children Record: verよっぺい

Thursday, December 13, 2012

I'm back Blogger!!!

That is probably what my blog is thinking and with good reason. These past couple months have been interesting to say the least. I don't even know where to begin. I guess I should probably make this short and sweet.

Basically, I'm still not published. I almost was and actually, was under a indie company; however it shut down and I ended up back where I started. That was a huge kick in the gut and I almost quit writing for a bit, due to the dark cloud over my head. That's when the other authors who were under the same label as myself approached me, wanting my help to self publish a collective piece of work for charity. At first I wasn't so sure about it, but after much thinking I decided to go for it and I'm so glad I did. I've made a lot of new friends, my poems are going to be published and the money is going to a good cause. It will help me build my name a little bit. Since I'm still free from any labels (sadly) I'm going to self publish my story "Life of the Liar" all by myself. Hopefully it will help people see my work, but asides from that,  I just want to hold a paper copy of my book!!! :D

So I'm going to work, work, work towards my goal... and possibly write more on my blog. No promises, haha!
Mayu: Star Bright