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Quarter 3 of 2019 Writer’s Life [#yearofwriting]

Quarter 3 of 2019 Writer’s Life [#yearofwriting]

Please subscribe to my newsletter: Self-Care For Writers. Well, how do I want to start talking about Q3 of 2019 in terms of my writing life only to say that it was possibly the most tiring period of my entire life so far. And why? 

Well, here are my 2019 writing goals… with a twist [#yearofwriting]

Well, here are my 2019 writing goals… with a twist [#yearofwriting]

Please subscribe to my newsletter: Self-Care For Writers. Well, as you’ve probably read about in my December 2018 writer’s life, last year did not go as wonderfully as I hoped. I did not make my financial goals for the year and I felt extremely burnt-out at the 

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

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

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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 financial success doesn’t necessarily mean that things are going fantastically well. To be honest, it has been a bit of a struggle lately. I’ve had anxiety come up more than once due to stress outside of work (my husband and I bought a house, AHH!) and it’s been a struggle. I’m really grateful for the work that I have, and that my husband is such a great support system. And now, here’s what happened…

How much I made: $6377

This month was pretty high, to be hones, partially because I had 3 invoice periods for 21Ninety (usually it’s just two a month), so that helped to elevate me higher than normal. However, I also did some writing for VICE (not published yet) and for a not-yet-launched website. I also did my regular mitú work, which you will see plenty of as well.

The most exciting thing I did this month, though, was my work at the end of the month. When news of Demi Lovato’s relapse broke last week, I jumped at the chance to write about it because she’s kind of my recovery hero and I had a LOT to say about her. And so, I turned my passion about the subject of recovery (and relapse) into three different pieces: One for Marie Claire (a dream publication!), one for HuffPost, and another for INSIDE.

To be honest, it was a crazy, stressful week with this news and all of the work I put into it. I was emotionally exhausted and it was difficult pushing myself to put out this content on top of all the regular work I am doing. However, it was also thrilling. I told Adam several times how much I loved last week because it’s precisely doing that kind of work (being able to jump on the news with something personal that means a lot to you) that is thrilling as a freelance writer. If I was on staff somewhere, I wouldn’t have been able to do this. And so, even though being a full-time freelancer isn’t always easy or great, weeks like last week (even with their stress), make it all worthwhile.

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June 2018 Writer’s Life: Great (full) month back at it! [#yearofwriting]

June 2018 Writer’s Life: Great (full) month back at it! [#yearofwriting]

Please subscribe to my newsletter: Self-Care For Writers. Well, I finally had a month that went pretty well! My writing goal since the beginning of the year was to make $5,000 a month and I FINALLY did it. I’m really excited about this, to be honest, because 

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 

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