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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

IWSG Day, June 6, 2018, Transitioning, by Pat Garcia

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:

 Submission to Glimmer Train – Very short Fiction – April 30, 2018
Submission to The Colorado Gold Writing Contest For Emerging Writers – May 31, 2018

I am in a transition phase. I am transitioning into something new. I am standing in the tunnel close to the door waiting for it to open. 

Lack of sleep, trouble with focusing, and trying to get a grip on the euphoria within me while I wait are some of the typical signs I am experiencing.  I’m waiting, hoping, and praying that what is about to happen is what I am expecting.  

I have to keep telling myself, it is okay to be sixes and sevens, to be like the absentminded professor, to be afraid, and to feel expectant at the same time. I feel like I am on a roller-coaster.  This is my emotional state at the moment, day in, day out. 

I keep making myself move forward while I wait. Things are going to work out for my good. The door will open. 

When it does, I will let you know.

Wishing all of you a lovely month of June. 
Take care and stay safe. 

Shalom aleichem,

Pat G  


  1. Waiting is difficult, but better to wait for God's time than force our own.

  2. The best thing to do while waiting is to keep moving forward and finding other things to do. :)

  3. Write something new or try turning the doorknob if it's appropriate. Roller coasters are not fun but they do teach a lesson. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

  4. Waiting is hard, but I'm glad to see you doing so with so much optimism. Keeping you in my thoughts that all goes well.

  5. Congratulations on your submissions. Sending positive thoughts your way. For me, keeping busy helps pass the time. Don't know if writing something new would keep you distracted or not, but I find time passes faster when I am not thinking about it.

  6. Sounds like you are on the brink of what could be some very exciting news! Fingers crossed for you, Pat. :) Happy IWSG day!

  7. My best wishes, Pat. I hope whatever is going to happen will be the best outcome for you.

  8. I also entered two writing contests this year, not so much in hopes of winning, but looking forward to comments/feedback, but I appreciate that sense of waiting and hope you soon have good news to share. So, I'm wondering what you might write about now, what songs or poems might bring you joy.


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