Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
It's Friday! We don't have to wake up early tomorrow, and my mom had a nice conversation with my little sisters about not waking everyone up when they wake up (a.k.a. approximately 4:00am), so maybe everyone will get a good night's sleep.
I was so proud of myself for being a productive person today. I actually went out and accomplished everything that I had left to take care of today. I even filled up my car with gas instead of waiting until the gas light came on! Talk about being ahead of the game, right?
Going shopping took up a lot of time today, but I got everything that I needed and then some. Not only did I find some cute new pajamas for myself (a rare treat), but I also found some adorable clothes for the twins. My mom was probably wishing she would have just gone to the store with me because I kept sending her a hundred different pictures to show her the clothes I was finding. I knew that she had gone to the same store but a different location and had picked up some new clothes for the girls, so I wanted to make sure I wasn't getting the same things. It was a good thing that I was running everything by her, because at one point she said that she loved the dresses that I was holding, so much so that the girls had just worn them yesterday! Who knew? Apparently, my mom and I both have awesome taste in little kid clothing, and I don't pay attention at home. Oh well.
I also managed to get some writing done tonight. I can't seem to keep myself focused on one project at a time, so tonight it was back to the children's book that I started a few weeks ago. I haven't worked on it much because I was so focused on finishing my novel, but I was happy to get some ideas written down tonight. I'm also happy to share that I made a decision on the question that left me stumped a while back. I had asked on social media for help in making my decision, but I had received a wide range of responses. The question was this: should my two main characters, sisters, have a younger sibling, and if so, should it be a boy or girl? After thinking it over for quite some time, I decided that they would have a little brother! I just felt like he added some depth to the family at the center of my story, like he was the missing piece of the puzzle.
I'm excited to work on this children's book a lot more, between the actual writing of the book and making the illustrations. I've been going back and forth about how I want the story to progress, but I think I may have found some inspiration and know what direction I'm heading in now. I'm in no rush to finish this book; I want to take my time and enjoy the process, while making this story the best it can be.
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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.