Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
After completely forgetting to set my alarm clock, and therefore getting up extremely late this morning, I still managed to have a really productive day today.
I honestly have no idea what I was doing this morning. I remember nothing from before my sister and I went out after 3pm. Nothing. I think I had a roll for breakfast, if that was even today, but other than that, not a clue! But after we walked the dogs this afternoon, my sister and I did actually leave the house to take care of the grocery shopping that my mom needed done.
My sister and I were able to get a huge grocery shopping done all on our own, even though the store was as crowded as the day before Thanksgiving. Seriously, I have no idea why there were so many people there today! But our little list to "grab a few things at the store" had, of course, turned into a crazy long list that took up an entire sheet of 8.5" x 11" paper, and we were able to get all but one item on that list. That one item wasn't out of stock or anything... I just forgot to take a pen to cross of the items that we had been able to get, so I forgot what I was supposed to be finding right at the end of the trip. Oh, and I think I got distracted by a sale on cookie dough. Yes, I love to bake my own cookies from scratch, but sometimes you just can't beat a roll of chocolate chip cookie dough... The "do not eat raw cookie dough" label means nothing in my house.
Anyway, we got back from the store just in time for my mom to start cooking dinner, and after dinner I had some time to hang out in my room alone. I put on Netflix (I finished the "How I Met Your Mother" series for the third time in two years tonight... I know, I have a bit of a problem), took out my newest children's book, and I began working on some illustrations. And do you know what happened? I actually finished the pencil outlines for two pages!
Something finally clicked with this one illustration that I had been working on for a few days. I finally realized what exactly I didn't like about it and was able to fix that spot, making the entire drawing much better. I definitely have a lot more to go with this book, but somehow these two pages made me feel a whole lot better. I feel optimistic about these illustrations now. The piece that I had been struggling with was for the main character, and it was making me nervous. If you can't draw your main character, it doesn't really matter how much of the rest you can complete. So now that I know what I want my main character to look like, and it actually came out alright, I feel like I can move on with the rest of the book and everything will work itself out.
Oh my gosh, I just remembered something that I did this morning! I spent a lot of time on Twitter following the "Once Upon A Time" updates from Comic Con... they announced some awesome news about the upcoming season. You know, I really do have a problem. I'm addicted to television. No seriously, I think that a lot of my time is consumed by watching television/Netflix, thinking about shows, or looking up facts about shows. Imagine how many more stories I could write if I spent my time on writing instead of on all of that television?
Well, luckily I was able to combine binge-watching with my book today, so I feel very accomplished. Maybe I'll be able to get another drawing or two finished tomorrow. Though, I do need to find a new show to watch on Netflix now... Just kidding, I can multi-task again!
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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.