The Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

IWSG DAY, APRIL 5, 2023, MY FIRST BOOK: TURN THE LIGHT ON, (A Short Story) By Pat Garcia





Good Morning, EVERYONE!


Welcome to our fourth 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 April 5 posting of the IWSG are Jemima Pett, Nancy Gideon, and Natalie Aguirre!



Submissions: None for this month.










It took me twelve years to finally get the guts to go after what I wanted, and that was a long-term career in writing the type of stories I like to read. 

I stopped hiding, realizing that my actions would transform my life. I have no regrets. If I had to do it again, I would have decided much sooner than I did. 

Nothing compares to doing what you know you have been called to do. 

Have a lovely month of April, and take care.


Shalom shalom


Pat Garcia



  1. It's great that you got the courage to do what your calling is and haven't looked back since. That's a big accomplishment.

  2. But you're doing it now and that's what matters!

  3. So true! Following our hearts is important!

  4. Writing and then putting it out for the public to read does take a lot of courage. You did it, Pat!

  5. Namaste, Pat. Every time I open your page and see the Eagle, I feel renewed. Have a wonderful day.

  6. Congratulations on having the guts to follow your dream. Transforming your life through your writing is inspiring. I wish you continued success.
    Lynn La Vita

  7. Congrats, Pat. On your bravery and your ability to follow your dreams.

    Anna from elements of emaginette

  8. Yeah, lots of courage is required before we publish our first book. But you did it. And I'm sure you'll do it again.

  9. Hi Pat. I hope to have this kind of courage some time. Thank you for inspiring.

  10. Sharing what we write is very personal and it does take courage.


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