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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

IWSG DAY, MAY 4, 2022, STILL WRITING IN THE BEST OF TIMES AND THE WORST OF TIMES 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 May 4 posting of the IWSG are Kim Elliott, Melissa Maygrove,Chemist Ken, Lee Lowery, and Nancy Gideon!

 

 

 

Submissions:

 

 2 Flash fiction pieces in the RRBC MOM (Memories Of Mom) Anthology –  

 

Submitted a short story to the Alpha Omega Contest 





 

STILL WRITING IN THE BEST OF TIMES AND THE WORST OF TIMES

 

The world is chaotic. No doubts about that. Political leaders are flexing their muscles while their followers jump on the bandwagon. Difficult situations are taking place that give me a reason to ask if we are living with our eyes open or close.

Through all of this mayhem, I am still writing. 

 On another note: I had some difficulties last month with my iMac, which caused me not to make it to blogs that I usually visit. In fact, I totally forgot IWSG Day because I was in the middle of getting everything to work correctly again.   So if you missed me not visiting, that’s why. I’ll be around this month unless something happens in the Ukraine that prevents me from having internet services here in Germany.


Wishing all of you a lovely month of May.

 

Take care and stay safe.

 

Shalom aleichem











    Pat Garcia

19 comments:

  1. Glad you're still writing with all the turmoil going on in the world. I'm trying to keep up my writing too. It's awesome that you're submitting.

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  2. Sorry you had Internet issues. You'd have to keep writing to maintain sanity with everything that's going on right now.

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  3. The world is so often a harsh place. I find it difficult to cope with at times, but being able to dive into my happy-ever-afters helps. Sending hugs your way

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  4. Glad to know you're safe amidst the global unrest. Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad to know you are back online and will keep you and the Ukraine in my thoughts.

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  6. Hi Pat. Nice to see you back. I had been wondering about you. Glad that you've been submitting.

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  7. Sometimes chaos can inspire us to write more often. Venting where no one's feelings get hurt.

    Glad the computer is back up and running. :-)

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  8. I worry about my friends still living in Germany. I hope you stay safe and connected, Pat, and I wish you happy writing in May.

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  9. It feels like everyone in Europe is holding their breath to see what happens next. Scary times. I'm sending my best wishes your way, all the way from our safe Canada. Keep writing, Pat.

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  10. Computer problems are the worst! Not only are they a headache to fix, there's the added stress that it's keeping you from writing.

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  11. I'm glad you're still writing despite everything going on. I was working on a project that had some darker elements, and I had to take a break. Now I'm working on something light and happy and it really helps. It's nice how writing can help us cope with hard things as well. I hope this month goes better for you with your computer!

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  12. Chaos does, indeed, rule the day. I don't know about the eyes, but a whole lot of people are living with their brains turned off. God have mercy on us all.

    Technology is really great, until it's not. I hope you don't endure any more interruptions.

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  13. So sorry that you had to go through so much. I'm glad you are in a much better place now :)

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  14. Good morning my friend,
    I've been thinking of you and wondering how you are doing. As the horrific conflict in Ukraine continues, I'm learning more and more how we are all connected. I urge you to keep on writing.

    I'm experiencing computer and Website design issues. Not fun at all.
    We flew to the United States to pickup my new computer and update medical stuff. I just found out the delivery of my computer is delayed by another six weeks. We are flying back to Mexico in two weeks. I'm not sure when I'll be able to replace my computer.

    Hang in there, this too shall pass. Sending thoughts of good health and continued internet.

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  15. I loved this line-- Difficult situations are taking place that give me a reason to ask if we are living with our eyes open or close. Life is easier when we bury ourselves in reading or writing a book to escape listening to the news media constantly. Congrats on your submissions. I admire your determination to write and submit.

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  16. Ooh, computer problems are the worst. They are difficult to diagnose, and without access to the internet to look up information, it's doubly hard. Good luck getting that fixed.

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  17. I finally purchased a hub from our local mobile service. It's not the best service, but better than none. I finally started giving a little prayer of thanks each morning for the internet, and that seems to have helped. Can't imagine being off the grid. Happy belated IWSG day, Pat.

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  18. These are definitely troubling times. I'm feeling helpless to do anything useful to change things. Good luck with your submissions!

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  19. I sometimes freak out because the world seems to have lost its collective mind, but then I talk to my neighbors and am reminded that the people in power might have lost it, but the average guy still has some rational brain cells left.

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