Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
It's crazy to think that I've been part of the Disney Company for about a month and a half now, but time seems to be flying by!
We have a few new Cast Members who have just started within the past two weeks, so it's amazing to realize that I actually know what I'm talking about now and can answer their questions. Tonight, when a trainer had to walk away for a moment and she asked me to cover for her, I felt empowered. I stood next to her trainee and started giving some advice from a new Cast Member perspective, and we were able to talk a little about being new members of the team.
I feel like I don't need to think everything through before I do it now; it's becoming second-nature to me. Something needs to be done and I just do it, I don't stop to check with other people or second-guess what I'm doing. This also means that I can have more fun with the job and my team members, because I'm more efficient in getting everything done.
Now, if I could only be more efficient in finishing my novel, we'd really be doing well! I haven't worked on it at all over the past few days, mostly because I've worked so many hours, but partially because I think I'm avoiding it. I'm stuck in a rut right now, and I can't seem to pull myself out of it. Actually, the other day I took to Twitter in my frustration, reaching out to my favorite authors to see if they had any advice for finishing a book. I didn't actually think they would respond, but to my surprise, I heard back from one of them! Meg Cabot was so nice to send me a Tweet! It was actually pretty helpful advice (let's hope that it works for me... I know that my family would love it if I cleaned the house!), and now I've actually heard from both of my favorite authors on Twitter. Sarah Dessen had responded to a Tweet of mine last year, so I think Twitter is absolutely incredible. I love being able to connect with people whom I admire and I can only hope that someday there will be a girl in the position I'm in now who will try to reach out to me on social media. It would be incredible to be accomplished enough in the writing world to give advice of my own.
I'm hoping to get some work done on my novel over the next few days before I go back to work again, but I also know that I need some space from the writing in order to accomplish anything with it. I guess I'll just play it by ear and hope some inspiration strikes eventually. I can always just go back to Chapter One and start editing and revising again... sometimes that helps spark my creativity. But I'm almost to the point where I have Chapter One memorized because of how often I re-read it, so we'll just see how that goes.
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.