DAY 28, JANUARY 29, 2023, A DAY IN MY LIFE…SNIPPETS OF ME By Pat Garcia @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @pat_garcia @Tweets4RWISA #RRBC #RWISA #RRBC_Community #ADayinMyLife

DAY 28, JANUARY 29, 2023

Good Morning,

I am ready for this Challenge to end. It has demanded more of my time than I expected. My characters are asking me if I ever will return. Especially Na-Doo, the main female character in my upcoming short story that is not yet released, keeps accusing me of forgetting her. When I told her I didn’t realize the burden the Challenge would have on her story, she advised me to think before I leap the next time, and she tapped her toes on the floor. 

She is patiently waiting for the last story that will go out on Tuesday. To keep her happy, I applaud her patience every day and thank her for being so kind to me. 

I am laughing. If you think that my characters are my muse, then you’re wrong. My characters are facets of me and would feel insulted if I thought of them as muses.

It’s Sunday, and my Sabbath starts at 6 pm. Typically, at this time of the morning, I am in church. However, I changed my Sabbath’s beginning and end so that I could continue participating in the Challenge and have 24 hours of rest, which I wholeheartedly admit I need. 

Since I was up late last night attending a writing seminar on Using Character Emotion to Wow Reader by Becca Puglisi on Zoom, I’m dragging today. But I still have a few more things I want to accomplish before I call it quits at 5:45 pm. 

My list of open items includes the following:

  1. Cooking an Erbsen Eintopf. (One of my favorites Eintopfs made by the Bundeswehr. You may find the link here.
  2. Revising the first 10K of my new novel. It usually takes me at least four to six days to fix 10K. I like to send her my final draft so that she understands the direction I’m moving in. 
  3. Answering emails and text messages, Daily
  4. Finishing the last revision of my first novel. 

Have a blessed Sunday.

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia

Author: patgarcia

Writer, Blogger, Poet, Singer, Musician

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  1. Some days I despair of writing the blog post, but after it’s written I bask in my accomplishment. Any new writing challenge enhances our capabilities as authors. That’s what I tell myself. I’ll miss your daily snippets of life.

  2. Hi, Pat! I’m also looking forward to the end of the challenge, especially for my characters’ sakes, but I’ll miss reading your posts, and everyone else’s. It’s been fun getting to know you! Na-doo will be happy to have her story finished, and so will I. Can’t wait to read it!


  3. Pat, looking forward ro.hearing from the feisty Na-doo. Looked.up the recipe but its in German, however it looks like my pea soup only with sausage. Yum! The challenge is too long! One week would have been enough.

    1. Hello Maura Beth,
      If you use the Google explorer, it will translate the menu for you. I don’t put sausage in mine right away. I usually make mine with onions, white potatoes, and carrots. I cook the sausage in a skillet and serve it separately. I don’t like the sausage taste to be in my Green Pea Eintopf.

      As for the length of the Challenge, at first, I thought we should have a day off, but now that is almost over and I tally up the benefits that I have received from testing myself, I can say that is the purpose of any challenge. They are there to push you pass your comfortabilities. I am glad I am hanging in there.

      Have a lovely evening.
      Shalom Aleichem

    1. Hi Joylene,
      Yes, it is delicious. I also use sausage and sometime chicken. I like cooking the meat separately in a skillet so that it doesn’t spoil the taste of the stew.
      Thank for coming by.
      Shalom aleichem

  4. I am anxious to read the short story about Na-do! I cannot imagine blogging every day in January! I have enjoyed your blogs, but I know you are ready for them to end! I am so proud you stuck to it! Congratulations! You are almost there!

    1. HI, Ann,
      It has really been a Challenge, a Challenge that tested me completely. However, I am so glad that I participated.
      I hope that my new release comes out this week.
      Shalom Aleichem

  5. Pat, great originality! Though I’m no longer officially in the challenge, I challenged myself to continue to the end. I salute you for staying the course. Enjoy the Sabbath!

    1. Hi, Linda,
      I wondered what had happened to you. I always looked for your blog in the member chat. I hope to see you at the next Challenge.
      Shalom aleichem

  6. HI Pat, I hope you had a blessed Sabbath. Blogging every day is a lot of work. I blog 4 times a week and that is enough for me. I’m going to follow the link to that interesting looking dish.

  7. I didn’t sign up for the Challenge because I knew it would require more than I would have time/energy for, what with my memoir needing 5-7 hours attention every day, a lot! I’m grateful it’s now “in the hopper,” so to speak. The press-proof should be delivered on Tuesday.

    Two more days and you can get back to Na-Doo, who’s waiting patiently.
    Take some time to end the view–and to savor soup. I made a huge brew of bean soup and few days ago, and your recipe looks tempting to try next.

    You’re getting there, Pat! I’ve enjoyed the journey with you. ((( )))

  8. My main character has given up on me. He’s been trying to get me to write his story for three years now. I keep promising him that I haven’t given up on him. Now, he just rolls his eyes and shakes his head. He bites his tongue because I hold the pen, and he wants to make sure I give him the happy ending he’s looking for. Lol!

    I hope you have a wonderful Sabbath, Pat! I, too, am looking forward to the end of this challenge. 🙂

    Yvette M Calleiro 🙂

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