I have decided to take a break from “Source” (my main horror novel/eleventh publication) to focus on a new short story. “Angel on the Hill” is the title. You may be wondering why I am switching to another short story, when I have a vast novel still mostly in my head. This is due to a very angelic person inspiring me to write this, based on a beautiful photograph of her standing in front of a hill. (Thank you, ‘Zel).
I have only a few sentences written, but I know how the story will play. I promise, this will be the last time I publish a short story on its own (still free for the first five days after initial release). All new short stories after will be published as a bundle, so that I don’t cheat the reader.
I should mention that “Angel on the Hill” is NOT a horror story. I would feel strange dedicating something dark to someone for whom I care. It’s probably not a major concern, though.
As for “Source,” I’m still on the second chapter (including the prologue). While most of this due to procrastination, I am always tempted to go back and write everything again. I’m avoiding falling victim to said temptation by just writing and not looking back (unless I forget something). The first draft is almost always terrible for writers (except for J. R. R. Tolkien’s “Leaf by Niggle.” I heard it was published as a first draft. It’s a masterpiece).
I think that’s it for now. I’m very excited for my future. I hope you all are, too.
Be safe out there, and remember: not everything is what it seems.
–Dakota Matos, published author
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