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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

IWSG DAY, Jully 7, 2021, What Would Make Me Quit Writing? By Pat Garcia

 

 

 

 

 









Hello Everyone, 

 

It is IWSG Time!

 

IWSG is a writers' support group created and led by Alex Cavanaugh. 

 

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

 

This group is an immense help to many of us who do not mind sharing our insecurities, our successes, or giving encouragement and support to others. 

 

 

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

 

https://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-sign-up.html

 

 

The awesome co-hosts for the July 7 posting of the IWSG are Pat Garcia, Victoria Marie Lees,and Louise – Fundy Blue!

 

 Submissions:  Turn The Light On into the KCT International Literary "TREAT" Award Contest (Still Outstanding)

Contemplations Of A Woman Turning Sixty-Five - Flash Fiction, The Masters Review (Still Outstanding)

A Portrait of Daisy Dee, Fiction, The Writer Short Story Contest (Still Outstanding)

The Wasteland, Carve Magazine, Raymond Carver Short Story Contest (Submitted June 1, 2021

A Shared Dream, The Alpha/Omega Short Story Contest, July 2, 2021

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 What Would Make Me Quit Writing?

 

 

 

I think many situations could come up that would rob me of my ability to write. A disability, a mental sickness, a memory loss would test me, but I hope I never have to experience such a loss. 

 

Wishing everyone a happy and peaceful month of July. 


Shalom aleichem,

 


 









Pat Garcia

 

 

64 comments:

  1. Most writers would not quit willingly. May you never be forced to quit either.
    Thanks for co-hosting!

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    1. Hi Alex,
      Thanks for coming by. I hope that too.
      Shalom aleichem

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  2. Thank you for sharing! I love that you put your submissions in your post as well. I did not even think about an illness or accident that would make me quit writing but I agree! When I was young I was afraid I would break my right arm so I practiced with my left in order to prepare.

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    1. Hi,
      Thank you for coming by. I learned that from Shannon Lawrence, whose blog is The Warrior Muse. I also follow her. Her submitting and reporting her submissions was one of the things that gave me courage to do the same.
      All the best.
      Shalom aldichem

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  3. Peace and happiness to you too, Pat. I think even in sickness you'd figure a way to write. Thanks for co-hosting.

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    1. Thank you, Joylene. I think so too but my hope is that it never comes to that.
      Shalom aleichem

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  4. Thanks for co-hosting this month. Yes, we'd all have to quit writing if we experienced a medical condition that prevented us from writing or thinking clearly. Hope it never happens to any of us.

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    1. Thank you, Natalie. That's my prayer for all of us.
      Shalom aleichem

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  5. Thank you for co-hosting and congratulations on all the submissions. Yes, all those dark things could stop the writerly flow. I hope it never happens to you.

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    1. Thank you, Kalpana. I hope the writerly flow doesn't stop for any of us too.
      Shalom aleichem

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  6. Sounds like you have been very busy writing! Best of luck!

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    1. Thank you Steph W. I have been. I truly enjoyed reading your WEP article.
      All the best.
      Shalom aleichem

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  7. It would take something pretty extreme, like mental illness or memory loss, to make me stop writing entirely. Another post mentioned Alzheimer's. That might do it. My grandfather had Alzheimer's, though, and certain habits and behaviors never truly went away. I feel like the habit of writing would be hard to kill, even for Alzheimer's.

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    1. Thank you. I like your positive and hopeful take on memory loss and Alzheimers.
      Shalom aleichem

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  8. Thank you for co-hosting. I found your blog from your link - it first takes you to an error page, by the way, but then if you click "HOME" underneath your image, it takes you to this page. Just wanted you to know. I recently had a detached retina and couldn't see for about three months while it was healing. It was frightening. My vision is fine now but what a scare. Prayers for all of us that we can continue with our passion to write.

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    1. Hi Diane,
      Thank you for mentioning that about the blog link. I will check into it. Gee, that was frightening with the detached retina. I am glad you can see again. And I join you in praying that all of us can continue to practice our passion to write.
      Shalom aleichem

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  9. I hope you don't experience any of those either.

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    1. Thank you, L. Diane Wolfe. I really appreciate the kind thought of hope. It means much to me.
      Shalom aleichem

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  10. Thank you for co-hosting this month! It's my first month back in a looooong time and I'm happy to see some familiar faces. I HAVE faced health challenges that caused me to quit writing temporarily but I'm back and it's SOO GOOD to be creating again. Happy writing and happy day!

    Jen x

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    1. Thank you, Jen. I tried to post to your blog and both times the comment disappeared. I will check to see if you received either of them. It is good to have you back again.
      Take care.
      Shalom aleichen

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  11. Thanks for co-hosting, Pat! And congratulations on all your submissions ~ May they be successful. I think we all fear incapacity. I wouldn't wish that on anyone. Have fun today!

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    1. Thank you so much and have a great day.
      Shalom aleichem

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  12. Hi Pat, I agree that either memory loss or disability would make me quit writing, though I never gave these things much thought.

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    1. To be honest, I don't think about them much but I recognised with this optional question that we had that things that we take for granted can be taken away suddenly.
      All the best.
      Shalo aleichem

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  13. Thanks for cohosting this month. I hope those events never happen for either of us.

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    1. Thank you Diane. I hope so to.
      Take care.
      Shalom aleichem

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  14. Thanks for cohosting this month. I hope those events never happen for either of us.

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  15. Congrats on the submissions and let's hope none of those maladies every befalls you! Thanks for co-hosting this Wednesday.

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    1. Thanks, Lee. I am happy about my submissions. Haven't heard anything yet but is so nice having submissions out.
      Shalom aleichem

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  16. I didn't consider take health challenges, or even death into consideration. I take back the "nothing" part in my blog post. Mental health and memory problems would be a total issue. It's one of the many reasons I stay away from alcohol. Happy IWSG Day, and thank you for co-hosting!

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    1. Good for you. Too much alcohol can lame the brain.
      All the best.
      Shalom aleichem

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  17. I'm most worried about getting a physical disability (like going blind) that would take the choice out of my hands. Nothing worse than wanting to write, but not being able to.

    Thanks for co-hosting this month.

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    1. Thank you Chemist Ken. Yes blindness would present a big challenge.
      Take care.
      Shalom aleichem

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  18. I hope you never experience that kind of loss either! Keep those beautiful words flowing!

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    1. Thank you, Jemi.
      Wishing you a great day and a happy weekend.
      Shalom aleichem

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  19. For me, like for you, health considerations would be the only reasons to quit writing. Thanks for co-hosting this month.

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    1. Thank you, Olga.
      Have a great day.
      Shalom aleichem

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  20. You can overcome more than you think! It's the passion for words that drives us. Thanks for co-hosting this month, Pat, and for being awesome!

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  21. As someone who has had to deal with health issues, those make writing challenging and harder, but they don't always stop you. You eventually figure out how to work around the health issues and do what you can.

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  22. Hi Pat,
    I agree. Severe health issues are the only things that would keep me away from writing! Thanks for co-hosting:)

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  23. I hope you never experience any of those challenges that’d rob someone of the ability to write. I hope you always have the words and are capable. Good luck with all of your submissions!

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  24. Good points every one. My life is fairly predictable so I don't worry about changes that would shake things up. Well, I do worry but don't experience many. Thanks for being a co-host, Pat!

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  25. I hope you and I can keep writing for years to come. Thanks for co-hosting.

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  26. Best of luck on those submissions! You are an inspiration to those, like me, who seem to believe readers will enjoy our work from the depths of a drawer ;-) Thanks for co-hosting!

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  27. Co-hosting, and all those submissions. You are one busy lady! I admire your fortitude and especially your writing. It's beautiful and full of hope and promise. So positive! Thank you!

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  28. I hadn't considered serious health issues myself, but yes, those would stop me as well. Thanks for co-hosting this month, Pat! I am so inspired by all the submissions you have out! Best of luck!

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  29. Good luck with the submissions. And I hope you never suffer anything that akes you quit writing.
    Thanks for co-hosting today :)

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  30. I think it would take something major to get me to fully quit writing.
    Thanks for co-hosting!

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  31. Thanks for co-hosting! Hopefully you'll never have to deal with a situation that makes you stop writing!

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  32. The idea of memory loss is always a frightening one, isn't it, Pat?
    Thanks for co-hosting this month.

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  33. Very little would force us to stop writing. :)

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  34. I think your reply is honest, Pat. We hope it won't happen, but there are plenty of things which would make us quit writing.

    I'm sorry it's taken me so long, but you know the myriad things that are required when releasing a new book. So I finally reread your short story and have left a review on Amazon. Are there any other places you wish to see a review?

    My every good wish for your publication journey, my friend.

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  35. I feel the same. I would only give up writing if I actually lacked the capability to write. @samanthabwriter from
    Balancing Act

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  36. May you never be afflicted with anything that would rob you of you ability/will to write!

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  37. And may none of those problems rob you of your writing ability, Pat. Thanks for co-hosting this month. All best to you, my dear!

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  38. Physical ailments, forces of nature, and cancel culture may slow us down, but they'll never stop us!

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  39. Best of luck with all of your submissions! Stay healthy and thanks for co-hosting the IWSG!

    Julie

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  40. A friend's husband was in hospice. I visited him there, alternating with his wife, trying to be a positive presence in his last moments. He told me of his love for his wife, his thankfulness for the time they had together, and then he handed me a poem written on a small scrap of paper, his words not quite written in a straight line. That gift of connectedness that writing -- or other arts -- brings us seems so essential that I can't quite imagine you not writing or not singing, even if it's only quietly inside.

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  41. Hi Pat,
    I'm sorry to be so late. I was sure I posted on Wednesday. Glad I double checked your blog. After reading so many replies to this question, I'd say we are special. I haven't found one person saying they'd quit if they didn't earn more or fame.
    Thanks for co-hosting this month!
    https://la-vita.us/write/

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  42. I must admit health is one that may force me to stop writing. I hope you continue to write.

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  43. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.
    All the best with your submissions.
    I too would be sadden to experience a condition that would take me away from writing, but I think I'd be stuburn enough to find some technology to compensate for it. Whether not a ever published again would be a different matter.

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  44. I hope those circumstances never come to pass either, Pat. Good luck on your submissions.

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  45. I've read a few answers to this month's question by now and it surely seems like we, writer, are quite committed!

    Like you, I would only quit writing when I am not able to anymore, physically or mentally... I'm not necessarily talking about writing books, articles, or blogs - I could get tired of those! - but about writing in general: diaries, emails, notes, stories. :-)

    Thanks for co-hosting this month, Pat!

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