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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

IWSG Day, July 3, 2018, My Ultimate Writing Goal, 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:

Rejection -  Glimmer Train – Very Short Fiction 
Submission to The Colorado Gold Writing Contest for Emerging Writers – May 31, 2018
Submission to the New Writers Scheme for Emerging Writers – June 29, 2018 

 My Ultimate Writing Goal

I was pretty young when I started my writing journey. In fact, I was a small child. To be exact, I was three years of age. I had not entered the first year of school, but deep in my heart, I knew I wanted to be a writer. Through the years, I have experienced some ups and downs. The journey has not been easy, but whatever has happened has only intensified the burning urge to write. So, my ultimate writing goal has always been to become a writer who leaves footprints in the world that I leave behind when my journey is ended. 

For those of you who have been following my progress on my manuscript that had to be turned in to the Romance Novelist Association of the U.K. for the New Writer Scheme,  I made the deadline I set. The partial manuscript went out Saturday, June 29th at 11:33 a.m.

Wishing everyone in the United States who celebrates July 4th, Happy Independence Day. For the rest of us, who might not celebrate it or not be able to observe it because of whatever reason, I wish you a lovely month of July. 

Be Safe and take care of yourselves.

Until next month. 

Shalom aleichem,

Pat G


  1. Glad you made the deadline.
    Footprints in the world. I like that.

  2. Toes crossed for you! Exciting times.

  3. You were three when you knew you wanted to be a writer?! Wow! I have no recollections from that age. I think my writing aspirations took hold in grade 5. Happy IWSG day, Pat!

  4. Leaving footprints is a lovely image....

    Fingers crossed for that manuscript!

  5. I think at age 3 I wanted to be a clown... :)
    I know you will indeed leave those footsteps!

  6. Best wishes with your partial manuscript!
    I love that you knew you wanted to be a writer from a young age. That's awesome!

  7. Congrats on getting the submission in on time. Fingers crossed for you.

  8. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. It really means a lot.
    I like your goal. I like the idea of "leaving footprints." Congratulations on making your deadline. Wishing you all the best with the submission.

  9. Congrats on your submission. That's wonderful news.

  10. Three years old? Wow! I first enjoyed writing in 6th grade, and like you, I've had many ups and downs along the way. Good luck with your submission!

  11. Best wishes for your submissions, especially the manuscript!! Exciting!

  12. Good luck on the submissions. Reading has been important to me for as long as I can remember. My mama potty train me with books. Happy IWSG!

  13. I love the idea of leaving a footprint in the world.
    Happy July, Pat!
    Writer In Transit

  14. When I was that young, I remember wanting to be a ballerina. Writing never entered my mind until much later.

  15. All the best with the New Writer Scheme :-)

    I love your goal, especially the part about leaving footprints behind.

  16. I love your goal "to become a writer who leaves footprints in the world." Best of luck making it a reality. I think you're almost there.

  17. All the best with your submissions!

  18. Like you, I've been writing stories for as long as I can remember. I penned my first ones at the age of 5. My mom gave me some of them a few years ago. Pretty funny stuff!

    Best of luck with your submissions, Pat! Enjoy your Summer.


  19. Good luck with those submissions! Glimmer Train is hard to get into.


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