When you’re not making any money, it can be hard to see your writing as valuable.

Does writing ever feel like a waste of time?

Maybe you’re the kind of person who doesn’t have a hard time finding the motivation to sit down and write, and you’re always excited to do it. If so, that’s great! …

Sometimes, you just need to find a way to reignite the fire

Have you ever felt like all the excitement and passion you had for your writing has just disappeared?

When it comes to sticking to your writing goals, it’s important to have at least some excitement toward your project. …

Whose opinion are you really afraid of, anyways?

It would be safe to say that I have a long-standing, deep-seated fear of embarrassment.

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been very concerned with the idea that other people might think I’m “stupid” or “weird” or “embarrassing.” …

You don’t have to let the fear of rejection stand in the way of fulfilling your creative dreams.

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone say that you shouldn’t let fear of rejection stop you from writing, I’d have…a lot of dollars. The fear of failure or rejection is a common stumbling block for writers. After all, who wants to be rejected?

If you…

Is this overlooked problem getting in the way of your creativity?

Writer’s block. It’s that nasty little problem which can mean anything from “I can’t figure out how to write this one scene I’m working on” to “I haven’t been able to write anything for months.” Thousands of blog posts and articles, and even some books, have been written on the…

Poetry day 31/31

When you spread ashes
on the Washington coast
there’s going to be blowback.
It can’t be helped. The wind won’t
rest here. I would suggest
you bend down close to the water
and do your best to pour
what remains right into the waves.
Still, you won’t be able to avoid
a little mess. My mother did her best,

I didn’t meet a goal I set this month and now I’m spiraling.

I set a goal for myself during the month of August that I was going to post a poem every day on Medium. For the first week and a half or so, I didn’t miss a day. Then at some point I missed one. Then I missed a whole weekend…

Poetry day 23/31

and you have to clean out her things
but everything is closed
no Goodwill or Salvation Army accepting donations
for fear that the virus will spread
through blankets, like smallpox.
So much ends up in the trash.
White bags ripping at the seams
nightgowns, pillows, clothes hangers
mattress toppers, dresses
little pieces of jewelry, cheap plastic food containers:
you hold…

A poem

I had the nightmare again:
a tsunami is coming, I see the tide pull out

farther and farther away. My family is there
and we have to run. But we can’t. Not really.

Someone is always falling behind.
My mom is concerned with packing the right clothes

in her bag…

Some goals for the rest of 2021

2021 has been a time.

Like, that’s really all I can say about it. It’s been A Time. Some parts good, some parts less so, we are now over halfway through this year.

As I look to the rest of the year and what I want to accomplish personally and…

Grace Moore

Learning to do this writer thing and sharing as I go. Poetry, CNF, mental health, and too many other interests. Support: ko-fi.com/gracemoore

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