January 21st writing check-in. I’m going to be honest with you right now…whenever I start one of these posts with something like “I hope everyone is doing well” or whatever I kinda feel disingenuous. Like, is anyone REALLY “doing well” right now??? I know that more days than not my answer would be a resounding NO.

But I really do hope you are doing as well as you possibly can be, given the circumstances. Today is one of those days where I woke up actually feeling pretty good, so I’m going to lean into that and savor the feeling.

Anyways, here are our writing check-in questions for the…

January 20th Writing Check-in. It’s Wednesday, which means we’ve made it to the halfway point. How’s your week going so far?

Here’s your writing check-in questions for the day:


January 19th Writing Check-in. It’s time for another check-in! I hope everyone is doing well. As usual, here are our two writing questions for the day:

1. Did you meet…

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a good weekend. We finally took down the last of our Christmas decorations, I got some new craft supplies, and there was a lot…

Okay, we made it to Friday. I had my doubts there for a while but it seems that we’ve survived.

This will be my last check-in post of the week…

Happy…Thursday? Is that what day it is now?

I ended up skipping yesterday’s post because our power went out and by the time it came back on and I caught…

Another day, another writing accountability post! Here are the two questions for today:

1. Did you meet your writing goal for yesterday?

2. What is your writing goal for today?

My goal yesterday was to write poetry for at least 10 minutes (I like to use the Shaunta Grimes method of making very small daily goals so I am more likely to actually meet them). I met that and exceeded it by a little bit. I didn’t have time for a long writing session but I’m happy with what I got done.

My goal for today is to work on a page of edits for a project that I’m working on. …

A poem

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that if you could find the right words
he would finally understand
stop questioning every part of who you are
from why you love Doctor Who
to why you still believe in Jesus
despite his evidence to the contrary
that if you could arrange your syllables
in a way he’d like to hear
that he’d stop with the silences, the moods
the question he is always asking
in not so many words
why are you being like this, so difficult

you think the problem
is that you aren’t explaining yourself well enough
but really
this is the problem:
the morning the two of you were
walking across a bridge over a river
at the end of salmon migration season
you saw this salmon
struggling to swim upstream
close to dead
and he goes
they spend their whole lives trying to get back
to where they started
there is no point
there is not Jesus
what kind of god would create something like that?
but you said nothing
though you didn’t agree —
about Jesus, or the pointlessness
or even the science behind his statement
(It’s not their whole life that they spend, you know
just the last part of it)
but still you said nothing
the peace too fragile to risk breaking
so you left the salmon to its own end
turned away
and kept…


Grace Moore

Writer. I talk about travel, mental health, and writing. Sometimes I’m funny, or at least that’s what my mom says. Visit: APassportAndAPencil.com

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