The Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

IWSG Day, March 7, 2018, Celebrating A Milestone

Hello Everyone,

It is the first Wednesday of the month, and IWSG Time. 

IWSG is a writer support group created and led by Alex Cavanaugh. It is a big help to many of us who do not mind sharing our insecurities, our successes or giving encouragement and help to others. 

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

My report:

Submissions –   Glimmer Train - February 24, 2018

 IWSG Day Question: How do you celebrate when you achieve a writing goal / finish a story?

Celebrating A Milestone

I consider reaching a writing goal as a milestone, but I have to admit that I am usually knocked out when it happens. I sink deep into myself, and look back at the difficulties I faced in awe because I stood the test, and I am still standing. Afterward, I break out into tears because there is no greater feeling than knowing I held on and got through what ever it was I was tackling. Sometimes, it takes me two to three days to grasp what I’ve accomplished.

After the tears stop flowing, I open a bottle of Tanqueray. Yes, you read correctly, I open a bottle of Tanqueray and pour out a double jigger for me, turn on my favourite music  and relax as I knit or read or play a good game of solitaire or look at football or soccer. 

On such occasions I might even drink two or three double jiggers of Tanqueray. I don't always count how many.  The number depends on the day my victory takes place and the time needed to mentally work through it.

Wishing all of you a lovely month of March and be safe as you walk through it.

Shalom aleichem,

Pat G