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

Friday, May 31, 2013

Road Trip!

That's right! I'm going to be about four hours away from home tomorrow. Even though I am excited to be gone and whatnot, I won't be able to work at all... Well, probably not that much. That is why I decided that I was going to spend today working. Can you believe it? I really worked...

All day!

Of course, after I woke up from a very long nap, but now I'm rambling. I spent a good portion of the day working ahead. I got work done for today, Saturday and Sunday. That way I won't have a lot of writing to do when I come back. At least, I won't feel as pressured into working faster.

That being said, I'm still going to write as much as I can. There are many people who say this, and of course I follow this too, but a writer has to write every day, or they probably shouldn't call themselves a writer. Besides, you can't get better if you don't practice. It's just hard sometimes to find time to work, but nevertheless, it has to be done.

Maybe I'll just write some poems or something on the way to my destination!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tumblr Author Blog

Yeah, I think I have blogging issues. I have too many blogs (which includes five tumblr blogs asides this one.) However, it's not an entirely bad thing. It's important to have networking sites built up for yourself, and I'm doing just that. That's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it.

It's not like I'm just going there to blog all my life away or anything...

Anyway, here is my tumblr blog! The link is this entireeee sentence. If you have a tumblr I definitely recommend following this second author blog. It's pretty much like this one; however, there's just many more pictures. It's really easy to keep up on, considering all I have to do is press 'reblog.'

I'm not as popular on tumblr as I am facebook, but I'm working on it. Hopefully I'll have a decent sized fan base on tumblr too. Oh well, a blogger can hope, right??

Monday, May 27, 2013

The Whole Publishing Thing...

Yeah, so you guys know that's my goal right? I want to be published, have books on shelves and be excited that my stuff is in stores. I'm still working on that goal, hence why I went to college to get an English major. (Also, people say that you don't really need an English major to write, but don't listen to them. I've already learned a lot and I'm only a freshmen.)

Anywayyyy... I'm not really sure how I feel about myself when it comes to publishing. I have many friends that have already been published; however, many of them have been self-published. They already have books on Amazon and what not, and I'm so happy for all of them. I just don't know if I should go down that road too. I always wanted to be traditionally published, but I feel really behind when it comes to all of my friends.

My English teacher told me to wait, but I've been waiting for so long now. (I'm only 19, but that's not the point right now.) In any rate, I'm just going to keep writing every day until an answer finally comes to me. I wanted to have a book ready to be published by the time I finished my bachelors...so I need to hurry up and figure out a plan!

Perfume- Handy Man

Friday, May 24, 2013

Second Week Into Summer Break

Yup, it's only been about fourteen days; although, it feels like it's been a lot longer. In a sense it's a good thing, but at the same time, I feel like I should have more done. That would be happening; however, I have a part time job that steals a lot of my time. Thanks job.

Oh well, at least its very sunny and nice outside (hence the happy sun picture up above), so it's not all that bad. I'm getting some work done, kind of. I've written a little bit of my story every day, which is some progress. I haven't had the time to type up anything yet on the computer; however, I have a few days off to work which is definitely needed. Thank you Memorial Dayyy!

At least I've been keeping up with my blog still, so that is also progress!

Monday, May 20, 2013

My Newer Summmer Plan

So, yesterday I was talking with my friend about writing, work and whatnot. I mentioned how I hope the tornado doesn't come close to town and hit my house. All my stories would be blow away and destroyed, meaning I'd be somewhat sad. That's when she asked me, "Why haven't you typed up your stories yet?"

Then it hit me.

Why the heck haven't I typed up my stories yet? That is the only reason I wanted to buy a computer in the first place. Oh wait, I remember why, because the internet is distracting, and I've focused more on building my name then actually writing. Lovely; way to go Dom...

So I guess along with trying to write two books, I'm going to type up all 16 of my stories! I've already done one, so I'll have to type up the rest this summer. I have no idea how long this will take, and I'm kind of hoping it isn't that long; however, this is something that needs to be done. After all, I will be moving out of my house soon, so I'll need to have a copy of my stories with me. An electronic copy is probably going to be my best bet.

Time to get typing!

Friday, May 17, 2013

And Now it is Summer Break!

Yup, that's right! I'm finally done with my first year of college, and I am so happy. I got A's in every single class. That includes two Creative Writing classes as well.
Anyways, let me get to my point! It's summer, and I plan on working a lot more on my writing. During college I really didn't have the time like I did during high school, which is something I miss. I normally write about four books a year, and now I'm far from that goal. Now, I know that there is no way that I can write four books in three months. Why? Well because that's either impossible or crazy, and I'm not striving for crazy.

What I want to do this summer is basically get more traffic towards my online sites. So far, not so well. That is why I'm starting with my blog again. I'm striving for a post a day...

Let's see how this goes!

Psycho Pass: Opening Two