9/24/2020

I’m back, for the select few that actually read these. I realize that trying to post a blog every day will force me to create shorter content, since I’ll have less to discuss. One longer one every week seems decent. I have decided to release all of my published works on Wattpad; the paid versions will remain on Kindle. The free will (hopefully) attract a wider range of readers. All future works will also be available on that platform.

I’m still working on Source. I’ll admit that I haven’t been writing as much as I should, but I have a decent idea of where part one is going. I’ll still keep the five parts under one novel, instead of splitting it into five novellas, since many people prefer longer books. Also, the story will make more sense in my formatting, though the pace of all will differ from each other.

I’ve been working on progressing my social media following. It is working; however, I dislike being forced into the “Jail” that a certain social media platform possesses. It does remind me to not take my followers for granted, though. I’m grateful for the (active) personnel who care about my work.

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I need to remind myself to focus on my literature’s popularity, but to also favor quality over quantity. I possess a stable income, so I can take my time. I will focus on my current projects (twenty-two that are pending), and I will practice gaining a larger following by advertising my previous works. (Did I mention that they are all now free)? I’m also focused on reading more, especially during my lunch breaks. Reading is fantastic, especially when I make time. I’ve also finished my second model home since last we spoke. It’s a nice hobby, especially when you are able to build the structures yourself. One more statement: I’m watching Antebellum this weekend, as I’ve wanted to see it for months. It should be great!

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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9/13/2020

I finished the second chapter of Source. When it comes to writing, I like creating my own universe even if it takes place on Earth, in modern times. Also, even though most of what I write revolves around the minds of characters, I still try to make the plot lucid (though it doesn’t always work). My first novel His Reality made little sense, mainly because it was originally two novellas. What Happened to the Tucker Family which is my third story, made even less sense. I sounded completely insane in there, and I left an unfinished ending. I know strange endings are common in horror stories, but I could have made it make even slight sense. Oh, well; let’s look towards the future.

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I think I mentioned in the past that Source is a combination of five stories set in the same plot. When it comes to writing them, I’m creating each of them one at a time. This will allow me to keep accurate continuity, and just avoid complete forgetfulness. I know I’ve made that mistake before.

I’m sorry; I still have trouble thinking of interesting things to say on here. I’ll have more as the plot thickens.

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

–Dakota Matos, published author

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Angel on the Hill

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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Horror

I would like to talk about the concept of horror, and how it correlates with what humans and other animals experience. Let’s discuss what deserves to be labeled as a subcategory of horror. To me, it is not always about ghosts, ghouls, goblins, monsters, jump-scares, slasher moments, among others. To me, true horror revolves around the unknown, and for what we perceive to be real. When it comes to writing, I will admit that even I don’t know for certain if what my characters experience is real.

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When it comes to the hints of horror, unreliable narration, foreshadowing, reverse character development (meaning that the people lose touch with themselves), lack of human description, subtle, repetitive themes, among others, are what constitute this different style of horror. I try my best to incorporate these in horror genre of my writing. Though my earlier works are all over the place, these vivid themes helped play a part in creating a semi-decent story of mine.

For “Source,” it will be the darkest story I have ever written, as stated before. I promise to not hold back on anything, as long as these moments of horror make sense to the plot. I’m working on making every chapter mean something, both to me and especially to you, as a reader. Also, I know it’s impossible for a story today to be completely unique, but the style can still be brand new.; dark and mysterious, but still able to grab your attention.

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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