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Wednesday, January 4, 2023

IWSG DAY, JANUARY 4, 2023, MY WORD FOR 2023 By Pat Garcia @pat_garcia @TheIWSG #IWSG



Welcome to our first IWSG Day of the year, 2023. 


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 and successes or giving others encouragement and support. 

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 January 4 posting of the IWSG are Jemima Pett, Debs Carey, Kim Lajevardi, Sarah Foster, Natalie Aguirre, and T. Powell Coltrin! 



Submission Results for December 2022 


I won the WEP'S The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Challenge with my submission, Waiting.


I won the first ever MICRO-READ Contest Held by the Rave Reviews Book Club with my submission, JANIE B. 

I have received for the second year in a row the KCT International Literary Award for my book, LET HIS BANNER OVER ME BE LOVE






My word for this year is Consistency.


There are writing classes that I've signed up for, stories that I want to write, and music that I want to compose, and all these areas call for consistency. 

Having set a standard for myself, I don't want to become lazy, uncaring, or lose the fire within me. I want to conceive and pour out the best work within me consistently. 


I wish all of you the best year ever.

Take care and be safe.


Shalom aleichem


Pat Garcia


  1. Congrats on winning the contests! That's so awesome. And you're right that being consistent is important to reaching our goals. Happy New Year!

  2. Persistent and consistent!
    Very cool you have won so much recognition. Well deserved.

  3. Wow! Congratulations!
    Here's to meeting your goals in 2023.

  4. Consistency is such a great word!!
    Congrats on all your well-deserved awards - your writing is always full of emotions!

  5. Good word, Pat. It's up there with perseverance. Which is why you're doing so well. And I know it will continue in 2023. Congratulations on all your successes! Happy 4th New Day!

  6. Congrats on your wins! Here's hoping your consistency in 2023 garners so many more writing wins for you.

  7. Congrats on your writing wins! Here's hoping your consistency in 2023 garners many more.

  8. Consistent or not, you're my inspiration. Congrats on all your success!

    Anna from elements of emaginette

  9. What a great word! Something all writers try to attain. It's obvious by your wins that you're well on your way to staying faithful to that word. Congratulations.

  10. Consistency. I see your consistent practice has really paid off with outstanding professional recognition and awards. Job well done! I'm sure your self-directed consistency with bring even more success in 2023.

  11. I think your achievements show that you are already very consistent! This year should see you with even more accolades.

  12. Congrats on all your wins. Consistency is a wonderful word.

  13. Congrats, Pat, on your achievements. Wow. I can see why you chose your word. I'm often reminded of the tale of the Tortoise and the Hare. Slow and steady--consistency--wins the race. I'm sure you will continue into 2023 with consistency. Best wishes for the new year.

  14. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Congratulations on all your wins. That's awesome! I like your word for the year.

  15. Consistency is a great word for the year :-)

    Ronel visiting for IWSG day An Author’s Goals for 2023

  16. Consistent. That's a great word. I like it.

    Congrats on all your story wins!


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