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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 

August 2018 Writer’s Life: Worst month of the year [#yearofwriting]

August 2018 Writer’s Life: Worst month of the year [#yearofwriting]

Please subscribe to my newsletter: Self-Care For Writers. Well, remember how my June was pretty good and my July was even better? August, unfortunately, pales in comparison. In fact, it’s officially one of my worst months of the year — and that’s all because of the house that 

May 2018 Writer’s Life: Recovering from surgery isn’t easy [#yearofwriting]

May 2018 Writer’s Life: Recovering from surgery isn’t easy [#yearofwriting]

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Last month was rough. I probably worked at about 60% of my capacity, and it certainly showed in my total April 2018 income earned ($2816), which is just over $2k below my goal of $5k a month. That’s really unfortunate, but I kind of figured it would happen since I had surgery in the middle of the month, had to take a week off, and then things didn’t go as well as I hoped with getting back to work. This month, well… it wasn’t all that much better, to be honest.

How much I made: $4040

I was only two weeks out of surgery by the time that May started. Just as the end of April was tough, most of this month was tough as well. I really wasn’t prepared to spend so much time with physical therapy (even though I probably should have been) or so much mental and emotional energy on recovering after major surgery (but, again, I probably should have been). The big thing that saved me this month, though, is that I had a huge social media project to complete, which added an extra $1k to my income.

Other than that, it was the usual combination of my News Editor gig at 21Ninety (which I started just before my surgery, and thankfully was able to return to normally!), writing for HipLatina, and a new regular contributor gig at  Fierce by mitú. Plus I wrote a quick, emotional piece that I am very proud of for Bella Books. All in all, it was a pretty good month despite still only being at like 70% of my overall capacity. Seriously hoping that next month will be EVEN better, though. As they say, little by little…

What was published: 

HipLatina, specifically: 

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