Tag: Latina

October 2018 Writer’s Life: Lots of changes [#yearofwriting]

October 2018 Writer’s Life: Lots of changes [#yearofwriting]

Please subscribe to my newsletter: Self-Care For Writers. Well, what can I say about October 2018? To be honest, it was a super interesting month! Actually, kind of an exciting month because I let go of one low-paying gig (News Editor at 21Ninety) and instead embraced a 

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 

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

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

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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 the past couple of months were difficult. I had shoulder surgery in April and May was difficult because I just couldn’t be 100% back to work… So June going really well has been very, very encouraging. Want to know how much I made and what I wrote? Here’s what happened:

How much I made: $5846

A good chunk of my earnings came from my regular job as the part-time News Editor at 21Ninety, and that was great. I also made a nice chunk of money at HipLatina and mitú, where I recently started writing as a regular contributor (yay!). I also was writing for Romper, but decided to not continue due to some time constraints. And finally, my freelance pieces for VICE, Greatist, and Bumble made up the rest.

It was a pretty good month, to be honest, and a nice balance between regular work and a few freelance pieces. I’m coming to a good balance with what I am doing and pretty happy with that, to be honest. It’s sometimes still a struggle, especially when I travel (as I did during the 2nd week of June), but generally pretty good. Here’s hoping I can keep up my over $5k number next month.

I also wanted to quickly tally up how much I made during the first six months of the year… And that magic number is: $25,702. Unfortunately, my earnings by this point in the year should have been $30,000, which means that I am $4298 behind and need to make an extra $716 per month in order to reach my ultimate goal by the end of the year. I did it think month, so can I pull it off again? I hope so!

What was published: 

mitú/Fierce by mitú: 

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How my Latina shame kept me from going to therapy for years

How my Latina shame kept me from going to therapy for years

Note: This is 1 of 3 essays that was written for and published on The Flama last year. However, the site has since shut down (mostly) and my essay has disappeared… But the internet gods allowed me to find it in its entirety, so I am re-posting 

How to make a Cuban Meaty Potato Stuffing [RECIPE]

How to make a Cuban Meaty Potato Stuffing [RECIPE]

Please subscribe to my newsletter to get writing news and updates. It’s just a few days before Thanksgiving! WOO HOO! Although Halloween is actually my favorite holiday and Christmas is a close second, there is something truly special about Thanksgiving for me. You see, my family has 

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