The Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

IWSG DAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2023, MY BOOK COVERS By Pat Garcia @TheIWSG #IWSG @pat_garcia







Good Morning, EVERYONE!


Welcome to our second IWSG Day of the year, 2023. 


IWSG is a writers' support group created and led by Alex Cavanaugh. 


Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It's a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!


This group is an immense help to many of us who do not mind sharing our insecurities and successes or giving others encouragement and support. 

So, if you are interested and would like to join, the link below will lead you directly to us.


https://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-sign-up.html


The awesome co-hosts for the February 1 posting of the IWSG are Jacqui Murray, Ronel Janse van Vuuren, Pat Garcia, and Gwen Gardner!


SUBMISSIONS:

I participated in a 31-Day Blogging Challenge, A DAY IN MY LIFE... and wrote only submissions for the Challenge. 






My Book Covers


I am both an indie writer and a traditional writer. 

For all my indie stories, I use a publishing company that does an outstanding job on my covers. 

My novel for the traditional publisher has yet to enter the publishing process. However, I have been informed that I would have input about the cover. 


Have a lovely month of February, and take care. 


Shalom aleichem,










Pat Garcia

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

IWSG DAY, JANUARY 4, 2023, MY WORD FOR 2023 By Pat Garcia @pat_garcia @TheIWSG #IWSG







HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!

 

Welcome to our first IWSG Day of the year, 2023. 

 

IWSG is a writers' support group created and led by Alex Cavanaugh. 

 

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It's a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

 

This group is an immense help to many of us who do not mind sharing our insecurities and successes or giving others encouragement and support. 

So, if you are interested and would like to join, the link below will lead you directly to us.

 

https://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-sign-up.html

 

 

The awesome co-hosts for the January 4 posting of the IWSG are Jemima Pett, Debs Carey, Kim Lajevardi, Sarah Foster, Natalie Aguirre, and T. Powell Coltrin! 

 

 

Submission Results for December 2022 

 

I won the WEP'S The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Challenge with my submission, Waiting.

 

I won the first ever MICRO-READ Contest Held by the Rave Reviews Book Club with my submission, JANIE B. 

I have received for the second year in a row the KCT International Literary Award for my book, LET HIS BANNER OVER ME BE LOVE

  

NO NEW SUBMISSIONS FOR JANUARY 2023.

 






MY WORD FOR 2023

 

My word for this year is Consistency.

 

There are writing classes that I've signed up for, stories that I want to write, and music that I want to compose, and all these areas call for consistency. 


Having set a standard for myself, I don't want to become lazy, uncaring, or lose the fire within me. I want to conceive and pour out the best work within me consistently. 

 

I wish all of you the best year ever.


Take care and be safe.

 

Shalom aleichem

 













Pat Garcia


Wednesday, December 7, 2022

IWSG DAY, DECEMBER 7, 2022, A TIME TO SLOW DOWN By Pat Garcia #IWSG @TheIWSG










Hello, Everyone,



IWSG is a writers' support group created and led by Alex Cavanaugh. 

 

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It's a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

 

This group is an immense help to many of us who do not mind sharing our insecurities and successes or giving others encouragement and support. 

So, if you are interested and would like to join, the link below will lead you directly to us.

 

https://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-sign-up.html

 

 

The awesome co-hosts for the December 7 posting of the IWSG are Joylene Nowell Butler, Chemist Ken, Natalie Aguirre, Nancy Gideon, and Cathrina Constantine! 

 

 

Submissions: STILL PREPARING MY LAST WEP STORY FOR THIS YEAR.  

 

  THE MICRO-READ CONTEST HELD BY RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB – STILL WAITING ON THE RESULTS






 

 

 

A TIME TO SLOW DOWN

 

I usually slow down my rhythm bit by bit, starting December 15,  so I can stop working during the Christmas holidays and the end of the year by December 20. I do this every year. 

I will continue to read, but it is for my pleasure.

 

Take care, everyone, have a Merry Christmas, a good crossover into 2023, 

and I hope to see you there. 

 

Shalom aleichem,

 

 








Pat Garcia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

IWSG DAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2022, PARTICIPATING IN NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH By Pat Garcia, @TheIWSG, #IWSG, @pat_garcia








Hello Everyone,

 

 It is IWSG Time!

 

 



IWSG is a writers' support group created and led by Alex Cavanaugh. 

 

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It's a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

 

This group is an immense help to many of us who do not mind sharing our insecurities, our successes or giving encouragement and support to others. 

So, if you are interested and would like to join, the link below will lead you directly to us.

 

https://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-sign-up.html

 

 

The awesome co-hosts for the November 2 posting of the IWSG are Diedre Knight, Douglas Thomas Greening, Nick Wilford, and Diane Burton!

 

 

Submissions: The WEP'S THRILLER CHALLENGE FOR OCTOBER

 

                           THE MICRO-READ CONTEST HELD BY RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB

 

 

 

 




PARTICIPATING IN NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH


One simple answer. I have yet to participate in the last four years, but I have been participating since 2012 and will participate this year. NaNo is an excellent way to get those first drafts out of my mind and onto paper.

 

Have a lovely month of November, and take care. 

 

 

 Shalom aleichem,




 

 




Pat Garcia

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

IWSG DAY, OCTOBER 5, 2022, ONE OF THE BEST CHARACTERISTICS OF MY FAVORITE GENRE By Pat Garcia, #IWSG, @TheIWSG




Hello Everyone,

 

 It is IWSG Time!

 



IWSG is a writers' support group created and led by Alex Cavanaugh. 

 

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It's a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

 

This group is an immense help to many of us who do not mind sharing our insecurities, our successes or giving encouragement and support to others. 

So, if you are interested and would like to join, the link below will lead you directly to us.

 

https://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-sign-up.html

 

 

The awesome co-hosts for the October 5 posting of the IWSG are Tonja Drecker, Victoria Marie Lees, Mary Aalgaard, and Sandra Cox! 



Submissions: None






One of the Best Characteristics of My Favorite Genre

 

 

I do my best to make my characters real by creating their living experience within the story––a reality that might happen in life. The character's emotional, physical, and mental world and how they overcome obstacles that are seen by many as impossible is vital to me so that I can write the best romance story that I can write. Thus, writing character profiles before I begin writing the story is one of my best characteristics of writing in the romance genre.

 

 

Take care and be safe. 

Shalom aleichem,

 







Pat Garcia


Wednesday, September 7, 2022

IWSG DAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2022, TACKLING THE GENRE THAT WOULD BE THE WORST FOR ME TO WRITE By Pat Garcia










Hello Everyone,

 

 It is IWSG Time!

 

IWSG is a writers' support group created and led by Alex Cavanaugh. 

 

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It's a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

 

This group is an immense help to many of us who do not mind sharing our insecurities, our successes or giving encouragement and support to others. 

So, if you are interested and would like to join, the link below will lead you directly to us.

 

https://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-sign-up.html

 

 

The awesome co-hosts for the September 7 posting of the IWSG are Kim Lajevardi, Cathrina Constantine, Natalie Aguirre, Olga Godim, Michelle Wallace, and Louise - Fundy Blue! 

 

 

Submissions: I was finally able to participate in the WEP again. Due to working on two manuscripts, I didn't have the time. It was great to be back and even more of an honor when I was notified that I had won. The authors that write for the WEP are outstanding, and the competition is always stiff and challenging. It is open to all, so come join us. 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

TACKLING THE  GENRE THAT WOULD BE THE WORST FOR ME TO TACKLE 

 

 

Undoubtedly, the Horror genre would be the worst for me to tackle. I have read five or six good authors that write excellent horror stories, and I've had severe traumatic experiences each time. My psyche reacts to what I read, and it takes me days to overcome it. So, I don't try to write horror because I have too much respect for the authors of this genre than to miswrite something that even I wouldn't want to read.

 

 

Have a great month of September and be safe.

 

 

Shalom aleichem

 










Pat Garcia



Wednesday, August 3, 2022

IWSG DAY, AUGUST 3, 2022, WRITING IN WHICHEVER DIRECTION MY CREATIVE MUSE LEADS ME By Pat Garcia, #IWSG, @TheIWSG












Hello Everyone,

 

 It is IWSG Time!

 

IWSG is a writers' support group created and led by Alex Cavanaugh. 

 

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It's a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

 

This group is an immense help to many of us who do not mind sharing our insecurities, our successes, or giving encouragement and support to others. 

So, if you are interested and would like to join, the link below will lead you directly to us.


https://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-sign-up.html



The awesome co-hosts for the August 3 posting of the IWSG are Tara Tyler, Lisa Buie Collard,Loni Townsend, and Lee Lowery! 



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No Submissions this month 






 Writing in Whichever Direction My Creative Muse Leads Me

 

 

I must admit that I struggled with this question at the beginning of my writing career. I found my answer by examining my beliefs and my raison d' ĂȘtre for writing. Simply put, I don't write what I don't want to read myself. For me, the highest satisfaction is writing a book I know I can be true to regardless of what others may think about my creative imagination.


Wishing all of you a lovely month and take care.

 

Shalom aleichem,

 

 


 







Pat Garcia