Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
I had to use a title that gives a nod to one of my favorite Disney movies, of course, (you're welcome if you now have "Let It Go" stuck in your head), but this post has nothing to do with Disney or songs... I'm working on my new novel!
I started this new novel that I am incredibly excited about, and today I had the opportunity to sit at my computer for quite a while to write. It was one of those days where the words just flowed out of me; I feel like I was able to accomplish so much!
This new novel is unlike anything I've ever written before. Stylistically, I'm exploring new territory. I don't want to give away too much right now, since I'm still in the very early stages of writing this book, but I'm hopeful that this writing style will capture the attention of readers (not to mention literary agents and publishers) when it is eventually completed.
While I absolutely loved writing my first novel and continue to love the story as I edit and revise, this second novel has a different feel that is new and exciting. I can only hope that in the future, as I begin new writing projects, that each one can provide something new for me to love. I don't want to just write the same way or get stuck in a rut; I want to be able to learn and grow as I write and hopefully each project that I work on will be a little bit better than the one before it.
Of course, the one thing that would make all of my writing projects better would be a silent laptop... it sounds like my computer is preparing for a rocket launch! I have no idea why it is so loud and obnoxious, but it tends to pull me away from a good train of thought every once in a while. Plus, when it gets really loud, it feels like it's buzzing as well, so my fingers feel like they're going numb after a while. It's hard enough to find peace and quiet in my house; the least my laptop could do is quiet down when the rest of my house is calm!
Crazy computer or not, I'm happy with what I was able to accomplish on my new book today. I'm looking forward to working on more of it and discovering where this new writing style will take me. Wish me luck!
I'd greatly appreciate it if you would share this blog with friends and family through your favorite social media sites. If you're sharing on Twitter, don't forget to tag me (@TayTayK02) and use the hashtag #TaylorTalks. Please don't forget to like and share my Facebook author page and follow me on Instagram as well!
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.