Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
I am so excited about this picture book that I'm working on! I can't believe that I'm really moving forward with this book, and that I'm illustrating it myself!
I looked back through some files and realized that I did in fact write this story in my sophomore year of college. It doesn't seem like it was that long ago that this story came pouring out of me, and yet sophomore year itself seems ages ago. I'm so glad that I decided to take another look at this writing and move forward with it, because for the first time I'm starting to see what a completed book by Taylor Faith Krigsman might look like.
Since yesterday, I've completed a quarter of the illustrations for the book! I've been chugging away at my desk, completely focused, and I'm actually accomplishing a lot of work. I really wish that I had decided to draw these illustrations a few months ago, because this is a great project to work on while the kids are all at school, and maybe I wouldn't have been so bored or lazy since we moved down here. It's a lot of fun to work on these illustrations, even if it's challenging at the same time.
I think one of the most challenging parts of illustrating, or writing for that matter, is trying to get work done after the kids are home from school. I can't even explain how much of my night consisted of trying to back the twins away from my desk so papers and pencils wouldn't go flying. The girls were so excited to see what I was drawing that they kept trying to climb on top of me to see the illustrations.
I'm really hoping that this book will turn out well and that it will become something that my little sisters enjoy reading with me. I'm also hoping that it will become something that other young children will enjoy reading with their older siblings, parents, or grandparents. This is just the beginning of my career as an author, and I'm looking forward to creating many books for people to enjoy!
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.