Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
I was contacted the other day by a woman who had been reading my blog. She’s becoming a foster mother, and she’s also an author. We started talking a little about writing and becoming an author, and I was lucky enough to get some advice from her. This kind woman told me about the need for a large social media following in order to have literary agents take you seriously. Apparently, agents would like to see a following of 5,000 people….
Well, what do you know, I just happened to have a Facebook page sitting unpublished and waiting to go live. It’s an author fan page, and I figured, hey, no one knows who I am yet, so I’m not publishing the page right now… But then after I spoke with this author, I said to myself, ‘just go for it!’ If I start now, maybe I’ll have a large enough following to get some attention when my book is ready to be sent out.
I guess part of me was afraid to tell family and friends that I was writing a novel because I didn’t want to jinx it or something. But you know what? I don’t think it’ll jinx the book at all. The amount of support from family and friends that I have already received overnight is incredible. I know that everyone’s support will only push me to do greater work, because I’ll want to show them all that they were right in helping me get toward my goal of being published.
Of course, I’m also extremely thankful to all of the readers who visit my blog each day. The support from all of you, the readers who I don’t even know, means the world to me. If you’re on Facebook, and would do me the honor of liking my new page, and sharing the link with your friends, I would greatly appreciate it. You can un-follow the page if you’d rather not see updates in your newsfeed, but I need to gain likes in order for a literary agent to take my social media following seriously. You can find it atwww.facebook.com/TaylorFaithKrigsman.
I’ll end tonight’s post with a not-so-fun fact… I actually had to stop in the middle of writing this post to go help my mom, because one of my little sisters was throwing up all over the couch! Remember last night when I said that one of my little sisters was sick? Yeah, it wasn’t her… you’ve gotta love the twin thing sometimes. Please let this reign of vomit end!!
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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.