December 2018 Writer’s Life: Burnout month & yearly totals [#yearofwriting]

December 2018 Writer’s Life: Burnout month & yearly totals [#yearofwriting]

Please subscribe to my newsletter: Self-Care For Writers. Well… Here I am. It’s the end of the year and I need to tell you about how my writing goals and financial goals went for 2018. But first, I want to address something else: I have been feeling 

Oh, look, we bought a house! (And I became super stressed out)

Oh, look, we bought a house! (And I became super stressed out)

Please subscribe to my newsletter: Self-Care For Writers. It’s currently 5:40am on Thursday, August 16th, and I have been up since somewhere around 3 in the morning. This week has been terrible for my sleep and so, at the encouragement of my ever-loving, exceedingly patient, totally supportive 

July 2018 Writer’s Life: Writing about recovery… and more [#yearofwriting]

July 2018 Writer’s Life: Writing about recovery… and more [#yearofwriting]

Please subscribe to my newsletter: Self-Care For Writers. Last month, I finally hit my goal of making $5k a month… And I am thrilled that this month was even better. It was a difficult month, however. Despite my financial goals, I want to pause and acknowledge that 

Why I’m quitting my pro-immigration memoir (Moscow Chica) for now

Why I’m quitting my pro-immigration memoir (Moscow Chica) for now

Please subscribe to my newsletter: Self-Care For Writers. Last year, one of my major writing goals was to write the book proposal for my pro-immigration memoir on being half-Russian, half-Cuban, and ALL American. The name of the book is Moscow Chica: How Growing Up in Russia and Cuba 

The Robin Williams (Anthony Bourdain) Tragedy Affects Us All

The Robin Williams (Anthony Bourdain) Tragedy Affects Us All

Note: This is a story that was written for and published on Latina.com in August 2014. However, the site has since shut down and my story has disappeared… But the internet gods allowed me to find it in its entirety, so I am re-posting it here since a)