Of course, according to most historians, the vote for independence was on the 2nd of July and the paperwork was sent out and dated the 4th.
Those same historians said the Declaration itself wasn't even signed until August 2nd.
But, who are we to try and be accurate?
That's like saying Columbus didn't discover America, he just ran into it by accident with his rental ship.
But, I hope you all have a nice holiday.
So....Insecure Writer's Support Group. Today. Going on right now. At this time. Currently. Huh.
I'm sort of...MEH...about writing.
You know, MEH?
Indifferent. Bored. Lackluster. Uninterested.
Each morning I come out to the laptop to work on my edits but I never seem to get much done. It never seems to go anywhere. I never seem to make a dent.
I may be in the fourth stage of the Five Stages of Writing Grief that I've heard about but never applied to myself before.
Technically, in order to start with Denial I should have received bad news about my book. Which, really, I didn't. I got positive feedback and lots of constructive criticism. So says my head.
But, I think my heart took it another way. I think it said, "You don't think it's perfect just as it is?"
Then Anger. The story is good. It's fine. It doesn't need changing.
As I was reading the edit comments I probably hit Bargaining and Depression at the same time. Sure, I guess I could make these changes, even though I don't really want to.
Depression. Like I need more of that.
I'm hoping that Acceptance is right around the corner cause I don't want to be depressed about my book anymore.
I like this book. I think it's good. I think it rocks.
I want other people to read it, not just my peeps. I want you guys to read it. I want strangers to read it. I want aliens from other planets to read it.
I don't know why. I just do.
I better go find my Big Girl Panties and put them on and finish these stupid edits so I can get on with the next stages of publishing.
Ever experience these writing stages?
How will you celebrate America's Independence Day?