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Monday, March 21, 2016

Theme Reveal for the A to Z Blog Challenge 2016: The Child and The Prophet




Since 2013, I have been writing an allegorical story entitled The Child and The Prophet.  I will continue with this story. It addresses the challenges we face in life.

The main characters are The Child and The Prophet.  It is The Child’s journey.  She faces many obstacles but she also meets new and old friends that help her complete her journey.  Accompanied by an eagle, whale, raccoon and The Prophet, The Child’s home is a lily pad as well as the water she learns to walk upon.

I plan to end the story with this year's  challenge, and it will be published.

Shalom Aleichem,













Pat Garcia

57 comments:

  1. Wow, what an accomplishment. You've truly taken your story on quite the adventure. I haven't read all of it, so I hope that I will still be able to offer you something in the comment section anyway. I'm looking forward to reading the sections this year. I wish I had known about this from the beginning. Best of luck on completing your story and getting it published. You wll have put years of work into it and must be proud of all your hard work and effort.

    If you visit my theme reveal I hope you won't give up on me. I'm on the tail end of a blog makeover and my blog is loading really slow, but the design company assured me it will be working properly in time for the challenge, and probably by midday today. Thanks. I'm looking forward to reading your posts.

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    1. Thank you Melissa. I have found your blog and look forward to reading more posts by you.
      Shalom,
      Patricia

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  2. Good luck with your theme and you posts - I very much hope your preparations are going well and you get your story finished. See you in April.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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    1. Thank you and I wish you all the best in the A to Z Blog Challenge.
      Shalom,
      Patricia

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  3. I like that your theme continues over years. :-)

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    1. Thank you Misha and all the best for your book launch.
      Shalom,

      Patricia

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  4. Sounds like an interesting theme.

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    1. Thank you and all the best in the Challenge.
      Shalom,
      Patricia

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  5. Congratulations on reaching the end!

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    1. Thank you very much and all the best in this year's challenge.
      Shalom,
      Patricia

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  6. Wow that sounds like a big undertaking - I'll be back to see how the story develops!

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    1. Thank you, Fran. All the best in this year's challenge.
      Shalom,
      Patricia

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    1. Thank you, Stephen, and all the best for the Challenge.
      Shalom,
      Patricia

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  8. That sounds like an epic journey! How cool that you will use the A-Z challenge this way to complete your book. Congrats already!

    Best wishes.
    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. Thank you so much and all the best for the A to Z Blog Challenge.
      Shalom,
      Patricia

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  9. Good luck with your theme and getting the story finished and published. Rooting for you. =)

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    1. Thank you, Patricia and all the best for this year's blog challenge.
      Shalom,
      Patricia

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  10. Good luck with the theme and it's an accomplishment. See you in April.

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    1. Thank you so much and all the best for you in the Challenge also.
      Shalom,
      Patricia

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  11. Good to visit your site as a part of my A to Z visits.
    Welcome to A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2016 - Co-Participant - Nrao
    NRao Blogs - 2016 A to Z Challenge Blog Posts

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    1. Thank you very much and all the best for this year's Challenge.
      Shalom,
      Patricia

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  12. This will be quite an adventure, Pat. Look forward to it.

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    1. I look forward to it too. All the best for this year's Challenge.
      Shalom,
      Patricia

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  13. That's a challenge. Great idea and I hope you'll finish it as you want to.

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    1. Thank you and all the best in the Challenge.
      Shalom,
      Patricia

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  14. Another ambitions response to the #Challenge. You have been wise, after all the work it takes to participate, to have a finished result. Good for you.

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    1. Thank you, Stepheny, and all the best in this year's Challenge.
      Shalom,
      Patricia

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  15. Congrats on having such a set plan and goal for the challenge. I look forward to reading The End.

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    1. Thank you so much and all the best for this year's A to Z Blog Challenge.
      Shalom,
      Patricia

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  16. I enjoyed visiting your posts on last year's challenge, and I look forward to this year's! Good luck with the book :)
    Debbie

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    1. Thank you so much and I look forward to reading your posts. You A was fantastic.
      Shalom,
      Patricia

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  17. Hi Pat. What a great idea. I'll be around every so often to read your posts. I won't be participating in the A-Z except as a reader. I will be travelling in April and doing a NaNoWriMo-type of writing challenge the rest of the month.

    Shalom

    Denise :-)

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    1. Hello Denise,
      I'm so sorry for responding late but I had to finish up my manuscript for my writing coach/book editor. I didn't know a NaNoWriMo writing challenge was being offered also. All the best for it.
      Shalom,
      Patricia

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  18. All the best with your theme...will.come back in April for me..

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    1. Thank you so much and all the best for the Challenge.
      Shalom,
      Patricia

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  19. Must go back and look at last year's challenge then. Good luck!
    Jemima Pett

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    1. Thank you for dropping by. I just left a comment on your A to Z but it did not show up. I don't know what happen.
      Shalom,
      Patricia

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  20. This sounds wonderful, Pat!
    A child's odyssey that is about to be concluded.
    Everything of the best!

    My theme is showcasing bloggers books and book reviews. There will be loads of giveaways too!
    see you on the A to Z circuit!

    Writer In Transit

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    1. Thank you Michelle and all the best for the Challenge. I have been trying to get to your page, but have a problem connecting. I will figure it out.
      Shalom,
      Patricia

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  21. I love this, Pat, so cool, such a project and then to end with publication. Will definitely be here to cheer you on!

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    1. Thank you Yolanda. That is very encouraging. All the best for this year's challenge.
      Shalom,
      Patricia

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  22. An inspiring idea. Story grows throughout the 26 days, with conclusion at the last day. Definitely a motivator.

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    1. Thank you very much Susan. I have been trying to find your A to Z Blog Postings. Where are they?
      Shalom,
      Patricia

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  23. Great idea to use a challenge to finish your story! Happy writing!

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    1. Thank you and all the best for the Challenge.
      Shalom,
      Patricia

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  24. Fun idea. Good luck! Can't wait to read it.

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    1. Thank you so much Shannon. Are you participating in the A to Z Blog Challenge? I hope to see you there.
      Shalom,
      Patricia

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  25. sniff! I don't know whether to laugh in jubilation at the book or cry. I have loved watching child grow over the years. The book means child is...? I really excited for you, Pat! One more week until giddy up and go time!

    I look forward to A to Z 2016!

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    1. Thank you my dear Liz. I have just taken the opportunity to get caught up with my blog correspondence after submitting my last chapters to my writing coach/book editor for my book. Hope you are doing fine. Yes, it is sad but also a happy occasion and I look forward to ending the Challenge with a bang.
      Shalom,
      Patricia

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    2. As do I! YAY!! Good for you on the submission. I can't wait to hear about the final outcome.
      I was at a writing bootcamp yesterday. The most exciting moment was when my husband, who hardly ever reads, let alone thinks about putting a pen to paper, actually started a blueprint for a book! It was enough to beat my chest and announce it to the world. lol
      Anyway, I look forward to hear about your progress. I am pumped to read the final month of journey and soul searching presented by the Child, Prophet and friends. Hugs!

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  26. I can't wait to read more about the Prophet and the Child...and the Raccoon of course! I have enjoyed this each year and will miss it after this year. I am anxious to see how you end it. What a journey they have been on each April! I am also ready to see it get published so many people can enjoy it! A good artist could have fun with this book!

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    1. Sis, there are so many challenges before me in making The Child and The Prophet a book that will win the hearts of readers and I look forward to it.
      Thank you for coming by.
      Shalom,
      Patricia

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  27. J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge - where I am part of Arlee Bird's A to Z Ambassador Team.
    Excellent choice for an A to Z challenge theme. Good job. My theme is the craft of fiction writing. Tips, lessons, and prompts from various writing reference books. I follow it up with a sample of my work.
    Your theme sounds very true, that change is needed in life. Best of luck to you in your journey to publication.
    April should be exciting. I'm looking forward to the event. Best of luck to us both on meeting our goals of posting and hopping to other blogs.
    My blog has a giveaway. There's a bonus a to z challenge each day to encourage people to visit more stops.
    http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com

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    1. Thank you for coming by. I checked out your reveal post and will be dropping by your blog. Some of the book you listed I have already but there are others that I would like to hear more about.
      Shalom,
      Patricia

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  28. Finally i am here,It took me long but i pretty much liked your theme and wish you good luck with it.
    Happy AZing

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