Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
I felt so good today after getting a lot accomplished for my novel!
So I know that I've mentioned before that I need to send out emails to literary agents in hopes of finding someone to represent my work. This is called the Query Stage, where you send query letters to the agents. To query someone means to ask them a question, and you're basically asking these agents if they like your synopsis (and in many cases, the first few pages of your manuscript) enough to want to read your whole book. If they then request your entire manuscript, you wait to see if they like the project enough to want to work with you. It's a very long process.
Anyway, I've sent out a few other query letters in the past. I then took a break from looking at the book or anything connected to the book because I had been focused on it for so long. But I've been itching to start making more progress with it, and so I sent out a new email a week or so ago. But then I stopped again. I got busy, I had work, I was binge-watching "How I Met Your Mother" and didn't have time to read up on agents... I know, pitiful. Then today, something hit me and I started reading up on multiple agents in an attempt to choose a few more people to query.
I ended up sending emails to three more agents today. The waiting game is the worst part of this whole process, but hopefully in a few weeks someone will want to read more of my story. I'll just have to keep hoping and waiting, and I'll start researching additional agents in case I need more options. It may be a long road ahead of me, but I know that at the very end there is a beautiful published book with my name on the cover, and that's worth waiting for.
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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.