@funkystar25 this one is for you! You mentioned you had the alphabet down but how is cursive going? In the chance that you could use some extra help, check out these videos on Youtube (in addition, there is also a part two).
I have written previously on the importance of mastering not just cyrillic when you start learning Russian but also cursive, the handwritten form of the script.
It's admittedly not the easiest thing but the time investment is without doubt an investment worth making.