Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
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I found inspiration to start a new children's book! I'm really excited to get started on a new project, even though I'm still in the midst of working on my novel.
So far, I've come up with the basic plot of the story, and the message that I want it to convey. Unlike "A Christmas For Toys," this book isn't going to be themed toward a holiday. It'll be a book that can be read at any time of the year, and will hopefully share something that kids can connect to.
Before I start writing stories, I always come up with a game plan. I write a list of plot points that I want to cover. I write down descriptions of all of my characters, from names to ages to hair color. I need to connect with my story before I can find the words to take what's in my head and put it on paper for others to enjoy.
My only problem is that I'm stuck when it comes to the main character's name. I know that I want this to be a children's book centered around a little girl, but I cannot figure out what I want her name to be. I can't move forward in my creative process until I figure this out. I haven't even thought about a title yet, or what the other characters' names will be, but I need to decide on a name for this main girl.
So what do I do when I come across a creative road block like this? Well normally I'll do some research, walk away from the project for a while, or stare at a blank page until something pops into my head. But tonight I thought I would try something different. I decided to make a poll and share it with others to see what you all think would be a good name to use. I've come up with a few of the names that keep popping into my head, and figured that I could take into account the opinions of some of my loyal blog readers. The poll is below, and I'd love it if you could click on the name you like the most. Remember, it's for a little girl in a children's book. I'll let you know what the final decision will be when I determine it!
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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.