Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Alright, so I have some good news for anyone who has been trying to access the archives or move between blog posts from the past month... I spent a good portion of the day working on the website, and everything is up to date now!
Another good portion of my day was spent checking the tracking for the proof of my picture book. I've been making myself crazy, checking the tracking information every few minutes as if it was magically going to change. I'm so excited to make my book available for sale, but I don't want to do so until I've held the physical book in my hand and made sure that I like the way it came out.
There was a digital copy of the book that I could download and review, and that looked really good; I'd definitely put that book up for sale if I knew for sure that it would look just like that. But for some reason, I just can't bring myself to trust the digital proof 100%, so I decided to get the physical copy to ensure that everything looks alright. Unfortunately though, getting the physical book in my hand takes way longer than looking at something on the computer.
I don't know about everyone else, but it makes me absolutely insane when I'm tracking a package. Last night, the package had reached a city about three hours away from me. I thought that the package would be delivered today then, because honestly, how long does it take to drive three hours? Three hours! I mean, obviously I knew that there would probably be other stops in between, but still, it should have been here today. Then this morning, a little after 8:00, the package had been delivered to my local post office. The book was sitting at the post office just down the road from me, and I still don't have it in my possession! I wished so much that I could have just gone to the post office myself to pick it up, but unfortunately you're not allowed to do that. You have to wait for it to come to you. So I have no idea what the post office has been doing with my book for fifteen hours, but apparently they're going to deliver it tomorrow instead. At least, they better be delivering it tomorrow. I can't take another whole day of waiting!
Once I get the book and I can check it over, I'm hoping everything will be perfect and I'll be able to go right online and put the book up for sale. I cannot wait to get my book into the hands of excited children and their families. I can't wait to be able to read the book to my own family as well! I promised my little sisters that as soon as I had the book finished, I would read them the story so that they could see what all of the pictures were for, and I can't wait to find out what they think of the story!
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.