WELCOME TO DAY 7 OF THE #RWISA “REVOLUTION” BLOG TOUR! #RRBC @PAT_GARCIA @RRBC_ORG @RRBC_RWISA @TWEETS4RWISA #RWISAREVOLUTIONTOUR

Welcome to Day 7 of the RWISA “REVOLUTION” Blog Tour!  We’d like to introduce you to an amazingly supportive RWISA member, Author, Pat Garcia.  Take a peek at her writing below…

THE GOAL, THE PURPOSE, THE  CONTRIBUTION, AND COVID19

Among the books that I have placed in collection boxes on my iPad, Don Quixote by Miquel de Cervantes is sitting in my favorite collection box. I read it for the first time in the print version of my first year at University.  It impacted my belief system, turned my way of thinking upside down, and challenged me to get my act together and do what I had been called to do.

Later, the song  To Dream The Impossible Dream that is so widely well-known from the musical Man of La Mancha, based on the Don Quixote, had me believing that I could take my experiences and reach what I saw them as the impossible star after I had failed at that particular moment in my studies and had been put on academic suspension for a year after my sophomore year.

During the year of my expulsion, Don Quixote worked on my imagination. I saw windmills in the form of words pouring into stories even though I had entered the dark night of the soul––the unknowing of not knowing where I was headed.  I got a job working for Gracewood State School and Hospital for the mentally and physically disabled. The children at Gracewood awoke that lively, precocious, impish, and headstrong child I had buried deep within me. Today, that child in me is still living. A year later, after my academic suspension, I returned to the University and completed my first college degree with honors.

My father asked me, after I had graduated, what took me so long? I never answered him because I didn’t know then, and I still don’t know.

I thought of this incident when RWISA extended to me an invitation to become a fellow member among such an elite group of writers.

My goal has always been to be the very best writer that I can be. To write all the books, I am carrying within me and leave behind a legacy for others brought up in environments like mine. To give them the courage to step out there and try to reach his or her impossible dream.

This is a long-term goal. It ends when I die. My purpose will be fulfilled, and the legacy must stand on its own. The plan I have keeps me faithful to myself. It can’t be broken down into one year, five years, or even ten years. It is active until I expire.

The long-term goal influences my daily interactions with people. Having been blessed to write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and sing, I can help others. I’m not looking to get rich, but I want to be able to help children and women in war-torn regions. I wish I could sponsor them all, but that is probably unrealistic. So, I do what I can and support as many as I can. The sponsorships will grow as I grow.

As COVID19 started last year, the organization that I sponsor through expected me to stop the donations until COVID19 has passed over. I didn’t think that was the best solution and continued my sponsoring.  Each month I get a kick out of knowing that I am making a difference even though it is small.

Another important thing for me is getting people to open their eyes to see what is real and not accurate. Especially in these times, we need to recognize in our hearts that the world is not black and white. It is multi-colored, and it was created that way. This is the generator behind my purpose. I write Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Women’s Fiction with a tad bit of fantasy. My characters are flawed, hurt, sometimes disillusioned, but they always find the connection to love and acceptance. They learn to cope with their idiosyncrasies and the idiosyncrasies of others without trying to change people.

Through COVID19, my characters are teaching me lessons that I am storing up for new books.

My two friends from my allegory, The Child and The Prophet, will tell you in their own words below.

The Child lay on the lily pad singing a song as the ocean waves quietly moved her further on her destination. She’d forgotten how long she had been trying to get to the white house where her car was park.

“Prophet?” she called out to the figure that had suddenly reappeared again. He was preparing her a delicious seaweed lunch.

“Yes, Child?”

“How long now?”

The Prophet glanced up at the sky.  Dark, blue, the cumulus clouds were moving quickly above them. “Why do you want to know that, Child? Any particular reason?”

The Child’ frowned. “I just think it’s taking a mighty long time.”

The Prophet snorted. “Don’t worry, Child, you’ll make it. That’s undoubtable.”

“Prophet?”

“Yes, Child.”

“What does undoubtable mean?”

“That’s something you’ll find out later.”

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Did you enjoy Pat’s writing?  Then please, help us support her and her work along this REVOLUTION tour! We ask that you click on the author’s RWISA Profile below and visit all of her profile pages – some offering more insight into the member and others showcasing the author’s talent.

Lastly, we ask that you support this member as well as the host of this blog, by sharing this page and the author’s profile pages across all your social media platforms.

RWISA Profile

What Pat has to say about RWISA…

Check out Pat’s book…

TURN THE LIGHT ON

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Now, we’d like to give you a chance at some of this awesome promotion for yourself!

Have you written that book or short story you want the whole world to know about? Are you looking for a great way to promote your creative endeavors? Perhaps you’re seeking to add some prestige to your body of work! If this sounds like you, we invite you to come on over to RAVE WRITERS – INT’L SOCIETY OF AUTHORSotherwise known as RWISA.

At RWISAwe invite and accept into membership only the very best writers the Indie community has to offer.

If your work is exemplary and speaks for itself, stop by the RWISA website today at RaveWriters.wordpress.com and find out how you can submit your sample of writing for consideration.

We’re an exclusive bunch but we’d love to have you join us!

NOTE:  If you’re looking to improve your writing while taking another route to membership into RWISAwhile you’re at the site, visit RWISA UNIVERSITY!

Thanks for dropping by and don’t forget to leave the author a comment below!  To follow along with the rest of the tour, please visit the tour’s home page!

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  1. Thank you for this excellent blog, Nonnie. I got my copy of “Turn the Light On,” and look forward to reading it. Congratulations on the new release, Pat!

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  2. Reblogged this on Watch Nonnie Write! and commented:

    Welcome to Day 7 of the RWISA REVOLUTION BLOG TOUR! Meet new author, Pat Garcia as she introduces you to her thoughts on COVID19 and some other interesting topics.
    But, I’m excited for you to take a gander at her first book-baby, TURN THE LIGHT ON! This short story is a treat so do pick up your copy! @Pat_Garcia

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  3. A powerful post, Pat! Thanks for sharing…

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  4. Wonderful post, Pat, on how you’ve been inspired to write and to make an impact on everyone’s life. I’ve not read Don Quixote but am now curious to read his episodic tale. Good luck on your journey as a writer!

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  5. I love your perseverance, Pat! I’m so happy you are a part of us. 🙂

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  6. What a captivating read. Thank you for sharing your innermost wishes and personality. I will be reading your book tonight. Good luck on your tour. Thank you for hosting, Nonnie.

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  7. D.L. Finn, Author February 23, 2021 — 4:11 pm

    What a wonderful post, Pat 🙂 I enjoyed learning more about you and all your talents. I admire you help so many too. Good way to put it we finish at the end. I appreciated your allegory and the message!

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  8. Already it’s so clear what a powerful writer and person you are, Pat. I so look forward to reading your new release. Congratulations and thank you for sharing who you are with us!

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  9. Shirley Harris-Slaughter February 23, 2021 — 3:02 pm

    Hello Pat and Congratulations to you. I’m glad today is your day.

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  10. Reblogged this on PTL Perrin Writes… and commented:
    My friend Pat Garcia is someone I admire — a loving, generous woman who has published her first short story. Read what she writes here and be encouraged!

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  11. Reblogged this and commented:
    Go to Amazon.com to pick up copies of Pat Garcia’s books. Happy reading.

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  12. Hi, Pat! Hi, Nonnie! Pat, I love that you see the world as multi-colored and that you want people to see what is real. I admire you and deeply appreciate that your life-long goal is to help people, to encourage and empower them through your writing, and that you sponsor women and children in war-torn regions. Living your life unselfishly and other-focused opens you up to an unending supply of love and joy. God bless you! I’ve just purchased your book (your BOOK!! How exciting!) and can’t wait to read it. Thank you for hosting Pat, Nonnie. Blessings to you both!

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  13. Reblogged this on Writing and Music and commented:
    I am so excited to share this author’s blog today! Please take the time to read her post. She has inspired me! AND, today is the release of her new short story, “Turn The Light on!” Congratulations to Pat!

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  14. Hi, Pat! What a fabulous post and that you are featured on the day your book releases! I hurried to my Kindle this morning to make sure it was there. And, it was! Your heart is golden and you live your words. Do you know how rare that is these days? Words are easy to come by, but actions tell the real tale. I admire you and look forward to diving into “Turn The Light on!” Have a great day touring!

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  15. I am really looking forward to delving into your new book and to knowing you better. What a great place our club is! Good luck with your tour!

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  16. Fascinating post Pat, thanks for sharing. Have a great day on the tour. 🙂

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  17. Wonderful post, Pat, with the perfect ending! What great words to remember, That’s something you’ll find out later” when life seems difficult and hard to understand.

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  18. Good Morning Nonnie,
    In my heart, there are words that cannot express my gratitude to you. So, I will just say thank you.
    You’re truly awesome.
    Shalom aleichem

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  19. And you sing as well!!!! Pat, your creativity is blossoming!

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