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Wednesday, November 1, 2023

IWSG DAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2023, NaNo – A Good Place To Write That First Draft By Pat Garcia #IWSG @TheWEP @TheIWSG @pat_garcia

Welcome to our eleventh 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.



Submissions: WEP, The Phantom of the Opera, October 18, 2023 


Won: The Best Book Cover for Janie B at The RRBC’s Online Writer’s Conference and Book Expo



The awesome co-hosts for the November 1 posting of the IWSG are PJ Colando, Jean Davis,Lisa Buie Collard, and Diedre Knight!





NaNo – A Good Place To Write That First Draft 


The unrevised manuscripts in my computer are witnesses to my participation in NaNo. For me, NaNo is hard work. So, I am shutting down as many outside activities that have nothing to do with NaNo to achieve my goal this time–– the first draft of my new book. 

It may be a novella or a novel, and I have an idea: my characters are talking to me, and I want to see what happens. 


I wish you a lovely November and a Happy Thanksgiving for those in the USA! Enjoy your family and the feast.


Shalom shalom

Pat Garcia


  1. Congratulations on best book cover and good luck with NaNo!

  2. Good luck with NaNo this year. I've never participated.

  3. Best of luck for NaNo, Pat, and many congratulations for the book cover prize!

  4. You'll make it, Pat! I just know it. C. Lee McKenzie

  5. Congrats and good luck. Let the (creative) flow be with you. :-)

  6. Your approach to NaNo sounds like great advice. I haven't tried, but think the event is terrific for others, especially the first draft.
    Lynn @ Lynn La Vita

  7. NaNo is really hard work! I admire those who take the challenge and complete it. Congratulations on your book cover prize!


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