Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Today was one of the most chaotic, insane, make-your-head-spin kind of work days I've ever had, but at least it was one of those days at Disney!
I'm completely drained after today, but I'm confident that tomorrow will go more smoothly. That's the wonderful thing about my job... it's never too crazy for too long.
Anyway, what I actually wanted to talk about was the work that I'm doing for my book. I've been doing a lot of research as far as looking for agents to whom I can send my book. It's difficult to find agents that you think will really connect with your story. I've been compiling a list since I first started writing my novel, and have since added to, and subtracted from, that list based on how the novel turned out.
Over the past few days, I've really made a strong effort to research agents and find specific reasons why I believe my book would resonate with them. I have a ton of websites saved to my computer with information on the agents to whom I will be writing, and now I just need a bit of free time so that I can actually sit down and write to them.
Going into this whole writing business, I knew that writing my novel would only be the start of the process. Finding an agent and actually getting published is a whole process within itself. Yes, it's a lot of work, and yes, I'm not going to find success overnight. But the more effort I put into this process now, the better the outcome will be. I don't just want to write to any agent who represents Young Adult fiction; I want to write to the agents who are looking for exactly what I have to offer.
I think that on my next day off from work, I'm going to shut myself in my room for a while and start writing to agents. Sleep and/or swimming can wait; I have work to do.
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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.