Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Wow, I felt so good today with my writing! I felt this sudden spark of inspiration and accomplished a little something on my novel.
It may not have been much (quite like this blog post, I'm afraid), but what I wrote was pretty good. I had taken some time to avoid looking at my writing, and then when I went back I had figured out a way to solve my writer's block.
I knew what I wanted to happen at this point in the story, but I didn't know exactly how I wanted it to happen. So I decided that I didn't need to write in order and I skipped a chunk of the book. I skipped ahead to the middle of the chapter and found something inside of me that I needed to make something special happen.
It's hard to get a lot of writing done at once because there's always something going on over here, but I was really happy with what I was able to do. I think that the few paragraphs I accomplished today have put me back on the right track, and I'm excited to keep chugging along now.
Sometimes I get discouraged when I can't find the words I need in order to write more in my novel, because I have all of these great plot points inside of me but they won't come out and appear on my computer screen. You can't just have a series of plot points in bullet points along your page; that doesn't make a novel. So I continue to search within myself (and often find myself holding conversations in my head) in order to figure out exactly how I can word my story. When I can write even a few paragraphs that really make me happy, then I have something that I can grasp onto that shows me that I'm doing alright. I'm on my way to finishing this novel. It's all inside of me and it's coming along, I just can't give up.
Now I just hope that I can find time to sit and type over the weekend! I don't want my inspiration to slip away!
Thank you so much for your continued support! I look forward to sharing more stories about my experience with foster care, and hopefully hearing from readers who have questions or similar stories to share. I'm always willing to answer questions and hear about other experiences! Please don't forget to like and share my Facebook author page as well!
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.