Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Today got off to a slow, kind of sluggish start, but by the end of the night some super things were happening!
It wasn't the most exciting Saturday in the world to start off with, but it was absolutely beautiful here. The kids had fun playing out in the lanai with the pool/air hockey table that we got for Christmas. Everyone seemed to be in a pretty good mood because we didn't have a bunch of errands to run, the sun was shining, the air conditioning was keeping us nice and cool, and we were having Chinese food for dinner (always a favorite).
After dinner, I was able to get in a good amount of writing time before it was time to help my sisters with pajamas and brushing teeth. The creative side of my brain was actually cooperating with the available time that I had, and I was able to write a few good paragraphs in the penultimate chapter of my novel. I was on a roll, and thought that I would be able to get a bit more done, but I was suddenly interrupted by commotion in the living room.
Twin A lost another tooth! Alright, so it was a bit of a big sister fail on my part, because I didn't even know that she had a loose tooth to begin with, but it was still really exciting. The last time she lost a tooth, my mom and I kind of had to team up and wrestle it out of her because she was in so much pain but wouldn't let anyone pull it. Well, maybe wrestle isn't quite the word I'm looking for, but let's just say that it wasn't easy. Tonight, she said that our other sister was just feeling it to see how wiggly it was, and I guess she pushed back on the tooth and it popped out right in Twin A's mouth. Twin A ran into the living room with it, panicking because her mouth was bleeding.
It was hilarious because for the rest of the night, my little sister wouldn't use the left side of her mouth. It was like when you go to the dentist and they give you a shot of Novocaine before your tooth gets pulled; only the right side of her mouth was moving as she spoke or drank out of a cup (waterfall down the left side because she wouldn't even close her mouth to keep the water in). The best part was that she really didn't understand why we were all making such a big deal out of it. She kept telling us how funny we were and laughing at the fact that we were hugging her and saying how great it was to lose a tooth. She may have not thought it was that big of a deal, but Twin B couldn't have been more excited to hear the good news. And when I took a picture to put up on Facebook, Twin B had to jump in to get a picture taken of "how big her grown-up tooth was getting" because that girl just cannot stand to be left out of the spotlight! It was pretty funny.
My night also ended on a high note because I went back to my book and had this sudden stroke of inspiration. I was re-reading the part of the last chapter that I had already written... it wasn't a lot, but this idea had come to me one day so I had gone with it and wrote what I could. I haven't really looked at it since then because I've been working on the chapters that come earlier. Well tonight I re-read those paragraphs in the last chapter and something just hit me: the last sentence. It was suddenly so clear to me! I don't know how, and I don't know why, but I suddenly knew how to end my novel. It felt so good to have a clear ending point to move toward. Now I just need to finish up the rest of that chapter and the one before it, and I'll be good to go.
I just want to end with a big shout out to my best friend's sister, who got married today... She and her girlfriend (well, I guess wife now) got married in Hawaii! I'm still waiting for pictures to be posted, but I'm sure it was a gorgeous day! Congrats to both them and their families!
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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.