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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

IWSG DAY, September 5, 2018, Traditional or Self-Publish That Is the Question, 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:

Still Outstanding
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 
Submission: I was given the opportunity to submit the first five thousand words of my manuscript, A Time to Love, to Simon & Schuster in the U.K. I sent it in June 26thand I am waiting on the results.

New Submission
Submission: Glimmer Train, Very Short Fiction Story, September 4, 2018

Traditional or Self-Publish That Is the Question

My dream has always been to become an author the traditional way. Not because I think it is more comfortable to go traditional have I chosen this route, but because of my goals. As a woman that comes from a family that understands little to nothing about copyrights, books and their value, and publishing, I would like to have an excellent literary home for anything that I write and leave behind. 

Words give life, hope, and encouragement. Words influence.  Words charm. Words make us laugh, and they make us cry. Words go beyond the barriers that we build around ourselves. Words speak louder than our actions.  Words live, and they need a home after we are no longer here.  

We writers make a difference with our words. We give others fuel to think, to move forward, and to get off the couch and achieve something worthwhile. That is my belief. Thus, I believe my words are precious and need to be taken care of if I want to reach people after my journey on earth is completed.  Going the traditional route will keep my ideas, my courage, my beliefs and my strengths alive. 

Finally, I desire to leave footprints in the literary world that touch peoples’ souls. I see the traditional way as being the best fit to accomplish this.

Wishing all of you a lovely month of September.
Take care. 

Shalom aleichem,

Pat G