Monday, July 4, 2016

Dispatch #54: My Declaration of Independence

Cause I like Rockets
by Lupe Fernandez

The Four of July. The anniversary the of adoption of  the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 by the Continental Congress declaring thirteen American colonies to be regarded as a new nation, separate from Great Britain.

Here are my Thirteen Declarations of Writing.

I hereby separate myself from:
  1. Procrastination
  2. Self Doubt
  3. More Procrastination
  4. Split Infinitives
  5. Jealousy of Writers I know who recently got representation
  6. Characters Lacking Clear Motivations
  7. Adjectives
  8. Adverbs
  9. Ads Touting Expensive Retreats
  10. Zealous Zealots (I'm showing off using the letter Z)
  11. Fear of Rewrites
  12. Dreaming of New Story; I got three manuscripts in need of editing
  13. And... Brooding on Failure
Now where did I put those firecrackers?


  1. Zounds, you zany zealot! I second these and add
    14. Freedom from frozen staring at my screen.
    15. A resolution to spend more time plotting.

    1. Don't write until you see the black of the letters.
      Patriot Pronoun


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