The Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle

Wednesday, September 1, 2021


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.

 The awesome co-hosts for the September 1 posting of the IWSG are Rebecca Douglass, T. Powell Coltrin @Journaling Woman, Natalie Aguirre, Karen Lynn, and C. Lee McKenzie! 


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

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

The Wasteland, Carve Magazine, Raymond Carver Short Story Contest (Still outstanding)

A Shared Dream, The Alpha/Omega Short Story Contest, July 2, 2021 (Still Outstanding)







I have always thought that I had the creativity to write. I also knew that I would have to perfect that spirit of creativity if I wanted to write beyond one or two books. That meant taking writing classes, broadening my reading by being able to read in almost all genres, learning how to read non-fiction, going to writing conferences, submitting my work,  learning how to deal with rejections, forcing myself to work regardless of my feelings and doing whatever I needed that would define me as a writer in an ongoing process that would eventually get my books published. Thus my success lies behind what I have done to get where I am––I call it The Process. At the beginning, I saw myself as a successful writer in a process of becoming known to the world, and it is  an ongoing process that doesn't end because of publication.  

Wishing all of you a lovely month of September.

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia