10/01/2020

Hello, everyone. Welcome to another statement about me. Today marks the start of October, which, to me, means that this is a perfect time in life to focus on my horror writing. Source, my twelfth story, is coming along in a decent manner (though it is constantly shadowed by procrastination. I am constantly slapping myself).

I have recently re-activated my Wattpad. Since I am focused on popularity instead of on revenue, all past and future work is now free to view. (Formatted versions still on Kindle). I’m fortunate to possess stable employment, so I am now focused on quality, not quantity (though some of my stories are actually decent, if I may brag).

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When it comes to life, just in general, I’m doing well. I always remind myself that there are people who are experiencing a worse life than mine. I’m grateful to possess a stable career, a great and loving family, an engaging social media following, and an angel who appreciates me for who I am. (I love you, Gessille). While events do not always form the way I had imagined, I think they have turned out well. When something does go wrong, though, I move on to something else. Being haunted by the past will never be completely avoided; however, I can always shine a light on it.

Be safe out there, and remember: not everything is what it seems.

–Dakota Matos, published author

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A Scary Moment/Another Writing Day

I’m going to write before I go to bed because I was busy earlier. I was searching for one of my cats in the house. It turns out that she was underneath the reclining chair, her head stuck in between bars of metal. The only way I found her in time was because I happened to check under there. It took about twenty minutes because she was completely silent. Her mouth couldn’t open from her head’s position. She was shaken, but she’s fine now. It’s a reminder to keep your leg rests up, so your pets can walk in and out with ease. It’s also a reminder to never take the small moments for granted, since you never know what can happen. Tomorrow is NEVER promised.

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I’m still slowly working on Source, my current project. It’s a slow build, but I need to remain patient and not rush anything. I’ve made that mistake in the past. When it comes to previous sentences, I need to remind myself to not look back in the first draft (except to remember something). I just need to write, then go back and fix everything wrong. It will keep me from being too frustrated with myself.

I’m sorry; thinking about something interesting to share with you is difficult for me, even in a digital setting. I’m grateful that my posts do receive views, though a small number since this blog is still new. I need to write more, though. Let me now wander back to my dark world.

Be safe out there, and remember: not everything is what it seems.

–Dakota Matos, published author

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Desire for Stories

Yesterday’s brief post discussed multiple questions revolving around stories, and why people desire to create them. Many reasons come into play, depending on the person’s desires, background, motivations, among others. I thought I would share mine.

My desire to create stories stems from multiple reasons, regardless of genre. My reasons include the following: a dive into my mind, obtaining more income, fame, readers’ respect, story adaptations, and to increase my creativity.

When it comes to the genre of horror, my characters–especially the stupid ones–do not represent me, how I act, or in what I believe (for the most part). There are individuals who have admitted to being nervous around me as a result of formation of my plots. They need not worry. If I don’t like them, they’ll just die in my next story. I’m a nice person.

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I have written a few children’s stories (though one of them has hidden meanings of a horror aspect), so I’m still becoming used to different styles of description, dialogue, and setting. To thrive is to expand your knowledge of everything imaginable.

Be safe out there, and remember: not everything is what it seems.

–Dakota Matos, published author

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Angel on the Hill: 9/9/2020

I’m almost finished with “Angel on the Hill,” my short story. I’m writing it along with my new novel. I’ll keep this post brief, but I would like to talk about desires. What makes someone desire to create a story? Is it for fame? Money? The desire to share what’s in a mind? Hidden compulsions? Think of some answers. It’s late, so I’ll discuss more tomorrow.

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Be safe out there, and remember: not everything is what it seems.

–Dakota Matos, published author

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9/4/2020

I have officially started another business through Channillo. As I publish stories on Amazon’s Kindle, I will publish the same version on Channillo; however, all profits will be set to transfer to the World Wildlife Fund, per my e-mail confirmation request with Channillo’s personnel.

I’ve been working on my short story “Angel on the Hill.” Don’t worry; I’m still eager to complete my next two novels. “Source” and “The Students” will be intense ones, for sure.

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I’m still procrastinating on both reading and writing, like a terrible person. I need to stop, and sit down this weekend and work. I’m clear, since all my homework is complete for the week. Tomorrow’s blog will be much longer, since it will be a movie review of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet! I finally get to see it after waiting a whole year!!!

Be safe out there, and remember: not everything is what it seems.

–Dakota Matos, published author

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Vivid Imagery

I’ll keep this post brief so I don’t bore you. (It’s also free to view, so……no reason to complain). I would like to talk about the concept of showing in a story. This is such an important part of literature, as I’m sure you all know. J. R. R. Tolkien, in my opinion, uses such imagery in the most detailed manner. (I’ve narrowed my authors, so there be many more. I’m biased).

I’ve tried my best to use vivid imagery in my books; however, it is not always simple. This is especially true when most of my wording consists of unreliable narration, since my stories are from the perspective of one or more characters; all of whom are in plots of psychological horror.

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I’ve used far more vivid imagery in my short stories than in my longer works, but that isn’t really of such importance, at least for the different styles of both horror and children’s literature. (I’m expanding genres after a few more books. Baby steps).

Be safe out there, and remember: not everything is what it seems.

–Dakota Matos, published author

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Saturday

Before I begin, I would like to pay my respects to the great Chadwick Boseman. I was never a big fan of Marvel, but I have see many of the films. Black Panther is my favorite character out of the many. He was one of Disney’s/Marvel’s biggest stars. My heart goes out to his friends and family.

I haven’t written or read today. I’ve been working on my mini-house, less than one foot tall. Tomorrow, though, I will be more productive. I would like to take a moment and talk about confessions. I want a certain person to know that just because something happened in the past, it does not mean that I care for said person any less. Being safe is what matters.

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8/27/2020

I took a break from writing today to read another chapter of a book. As many people know, reading allows someone to live many lives, visit many places, meet different people, and even fall in love many times over. As for my writing, I’ve noticed that longer books are more favored than shorter, even if both are the same price. This is making me possess the desire to change many of my future plans of writing; all of which will force me to not rush a publication. Since I’m currently employed, I shouldn’t feel the need to rush to try to make a sale. This definitely didn’t work in the past, since I had no digital following on social media. The change in my perspective has helped.

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I also want to mention that I’ve noticed the hate being created on various social media platforms. While I remain neutral about most concepts of politics, I do want to state that the many terrible arguments are pointless and full of logical flaws, especially when there are more important issues to be resolved. I’m sorry for this boring blog post, but I needed to say this.

Tomorrow’s Friday, and the weekend is near; time to return to my world on the digital page, and I promise I will have more interesting things to say on here. Be safe out there, and remember: not everything is what it seems.

–Dakota Matos, published author

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8/22/2020

I wrote a little today. It’s strange, because I tried to make my dialogue sound modern, but my descriptions are detailed and, well, not simple. I’ll work on it. I bought a clunky keyboard. (Not the typewriter, since that is expensive). This will make writing more fun, and it will force me to move slower; I will have to think more about what I write.

I’m going to start collecting dioramas of houses and landscapes. Staring at them will allow me to create stories with invisible characters; it’s like they are frozen in time. These structures are small, so I can take them anywhere. Also, the mini-lights work with batteries.

My dog had a little scare today, but she’s fine now. I never like seeing my loved ones in pain.

That’s it until next time. Be safe out there, and remember: not everything is what it seems.