Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Today, I wanted to share a little bit about a project that I have been working on: my first novel!
I have already written about my aspirations to become a teacher and published author, but I haven’t mentioned that I’m actually actively pursuing my dream of being an author. Since sometime last year, I have been working on my very first young adult novel. I’m very excited about the book, and have spent a lot of time working on it so far.
I have charted out specific plot points that I want to occur throughout the story, and come up with a list of major characters who will interact with my protagonist over the course of the novel. I have planned the titles of some chapters (which may or may not change as the story develops) and I have written two and a half chapters already. The most difficult part of writing this book was definitely coming up with the title, which I wanted to do right away, but once I collaborated with my mom and thought out loud about many, MANY different options, I finally found one that I loved.
While I’m not ready to disclose any real information about the book, such as what the title is, or what the book is about, I will say that my protagonist is a senior in high school, and she lives in a town much like the town that I live in New York. I hope that I will be able to really have her character evolve over the course of the novel, and that I will evolve as a writer as I continue on this writing journey.
I have thoroughly enjoyed working on my novel so far, and have enjoyed talking with other writers once in a while through Twitter. If you have thoughts on writing, be sure to let me know here in the comments, or follow me on Twitter and talk to me there!
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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.