Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
There's been a lot of talk on Twitter recently about an event coming up this weekend in New York City, called The Book Con. It's an event where people can go and hear from their favorite authors, get some autographs, buy new books, and be around other book-lovers.
I really wanted to go to The Book Con, because both of my favorite authors (my writing inspiration), Sarah Dessen & Meg Cabot, are going to be there. Unfortunately, I couldn't find anyone to go with me, and I don't want to go into the city alone. However, seeing all this talk about the event has really gotten me excited to keep working on my own novel.
It feels so good to be making real progress in my creation, because sometimes it feels like I'm never going to finish it. I go through these patches of writer's block where I feel like I have nothing to write for weeks. I feel like every time my dad has asked me what chapter I'm up to over the past month or so, I've just been giving him the same answer over and over again. I felt so proud when I could finally say I was on the next chapter.
I don't know if my novel will ever be good enough to get me featured at an event like The Book Con. To be perfectly honest, I don't even know if it's going to be published at this point. But I have hope that I will get this novel published, I will write another book in the future, and I will be able to say, "Hi, I'm Taylor, and I'm an author." (Hi, Taylor... sorry, did that make anyone else picture an AA meeting?)
My fingers are crossed that inspiration continues to strike and that I'll be able to get through this next chapter sooner rather than later... as much as I enjoy the writing process, I love when I finish a part and can go back to re-read what I've written. I know it's good work when I'm surprised by how pulled in I feel as a reader!
I'm only seven people away from hitting 100 likes on my Facebook author page! I'd really love it if you would support my writing career by taking a few seconds and liking the page yourself. Thanks so much!
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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.