Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
I have no time to write tonight... it's an early night for me because I have to get up earlier than usual tomorrow.
I have to go fill out more paperwork for my new job tomorrow! I have to go in person and show proof of who I am, and fill out some information, and I don't even know what else, but I'm so excited! Unfortunately the appointment is pretty early in the morning, so I have to get up before I usually do, but it's definitely worth it.
Today was a pretty exciting day too, though I'm sure tomorrow will be even better. I submitted all of the information I needed in order to self-publish my book this afternoon! I can't believe that this is actually happening... it's crazy! Formatting the book was pretty difficult, but I think I finally figured it all out. The cover actually proved to be more of a pain than the inside pages, but I managed to figure out how to fix all of the problems I was having. Now I just have to wait for my files to be reviewed (everything needs to be checked to make sure it will print properly) and then I'll be able to send it to print!
My best friend is already planning a book tour around the world for me, which is clearly not happening anytime soon, but I really appreciate the support. Although I did have to remind him that even if I do make it big as an author someday, I'm deathly afraid of airplanes so I won't be going anywhere outside of the continental U.S.! Still, it's exciting to think about the path that I'm starting on as I publish this first book. I always felt like self-publishing wasn't as big of a deal, but this feels like a huge milestone for me. Self-publishing this book was definitely a good idea, and though I hope to go the traditional publishing route with my YA novel, I'm confident that this first book will help to get my name out there and establish me as a serious author.
Now it's off to bed for me... hopefully I'll be able to fall asleep with all of the butterflies in my stomach! It's not even an interview tomorrow and I'm still so nervous and excited! The night before my interview I barely slept at all, so let's hope tonight is better! It's amazing that my Disney career and my writing career are taking off at the same time!
Thank you so much for your continued support! I look forward to sharing more stories about my experience with foster care, and hopefully hearing from readers who have questions or similar stories to share. I'm always willing to answer questions and hear about other experiences! Please don't forget to like and share my Facebook author page as well!
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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.