Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Can I talk about anything other than my picture book? I'm so excited about the progress with this book that I feel like it's taking up my entire life!
I think that working on this book has also been keeping me slightly sane this weekend. My mom and I have been sick for the past few days, and while she's been trying to get better by getting rest, I've apparently been trying to get better by focusing on this project. That is, I've been focusing on this project when I'm not being distracted by giggly little girls who are bored out of their mind. Having two adults sick at the same time is awful, and I'm so glad that the kids will have school tomorrow to get them out of the house.
The good news is that since I've been too dizzy to do much else besides sit at my desk, I've been able to complete a large portion of the preparations for self-publishing. As I mentioned yesterday, I had finished all of the illustrations, but I had no idea how much work it would take to format the book on the computer. I've never tried to put together a book on the computer before, and it's not just a matter of copying and pasting pictures and words. I have a new respect for people who are actually in the publishing industry and have to format books all of the time.
I think that I'm just about finished with the formatting finally, which means that I'll be able to move on to the next step with the self-publishing. There's a ton of steps to the process online, and I'm not even halfway through all of them. But I'm looking at it like that old saying, "Slow and steady wins the race." I don't need to finish quickly (though I would really like to of course), as long as I do everything correctly and make it look good.
Hopefully within the next few days I'll be able to share the finished product with everyone!
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.