Stephanie Hurt – Romance Author

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Have I gotten too comfortable with my life?


Do you ever sit back and look at your life? I’ve been doing that a lot lately. I know that my life is way too busy most of the time. I’m a wife, mother, accountant, children’s minister, and now a published author. Sometimes I don’t have time to think straight, well that’s if I could think straight 🙂

Last night was Valentine’s and here is a rundown of my night. I worked in my office which is beside my home, until 5:30. I finally walked across the driveway to the house and gave my hubby his card and chocolate covered caramels. I gave my son a reese heart and box of m & m’s, plus a card. Then I made bacon, egg and cheese toasted sandwiches. I know really fancy for Valentines dinner, but it was scrumptious. Then I grabbed my laptop and worked on tax returns while we watched Duck Dynasty. (Our new favorite show.)

I know this sounds really unromantic, but it was actually nice. We sat as a family together, even though I was working, our son was on youtube, and my hubby was playing with his new I-phone. To me this is a great night. 

But when I turned my laptop off and gathered all the paperwork back into the carry box, I thought about my life. I realized something that I’ve known for a while, I’m set in my ways. I’m happy just sitting home instead of going out to dinner with friends. I don’t care to go out, going to the store has gotten to be a chore. I work, I write, and I do my ministry, but I don’t do much of anything else. My husband says he feels the same way. Have we lost touch with the world. I don’t know if we’re just in a rut or what.

I’ve been struggling with a decision, which I won’t say what just yet, don’t want to jinx it. I’m feeling somewhat lead to make a change in my business that will surprise some people and some will say it’s about time. If I do this it will open up a lot of opportunities to further my writing.

So, as my friends, pray, cross fingers and I promise I’ll let you in on the secret really soon. I’m waiting a little bit longer to make the decision. I’ve discussed this with my husband and my assistant. They’re both very supportive. I’ve also let a couple of personal friends in on it for their input. I really think it will be a positive step in my life. So in the coming weeks I will let you in on some of the changes to come. 

As always, good writing, and May God Bless You…


Author: stephaniehurt

Stephanie Payne Hurt has been writing stories since she was a teenager, but only started publishing her work in 2012, 30 years later. The romance genre drew her in at an early age. Since 2012 she's published over 50 Romance novels/novellas. Stephanie is a busy lady. She's a Children's Minister, Accountant, wife and mother along with a blogger and writer, along with starting a publishing service called Horseshoe Publishing alongside her publisher. It's been an exciting ride and she looks forward to what the future holds for her writing. Currently she writes romance ranging from Christian, Contemporary, Suspense and Cowboy. Her work is available at many online retailers, on her website and in a bookstore in Zebulon, Georgia near her home. Come by and visit her at and subscribe to get updates and release dates, also her monthly newsletter! Don't forget to join her Street Team for all the new updates and to get free chapters of upcoming books and lots of other prizes.

4 thoughts on “Have I gotten too comfortable with my life?

  1. All sounds very intriguing!

  2. Oh girl…the Lord will bless you as you continue in prayer and follow Him and His leading. I recently, just did the same thing. I was just hired at my church as I felt Him nudging me for a long time. It is a long story I will be writing a post about soon. I am unable to quit my other night job still yet…but He is gracious and has enabled me to reduce it down to part time, so I am not going to have to be there until 3 in the morning, (just about 1am instead). Then, work at the church. This enables me too, to write more, which is what He has put on my heart. I truly, truly, want to start down the road of publishing too, just don’t know where to start. I will pray specifically for you about this…He will work it out, I know it! You know, my desire, was to have a clean break…completely leave the other job and go into full time ministry…..He has other plans….so, sometimes He answers us, just a bit differently than we thought. But He has divine timing. Keep the faith and take the steps!!!! Blessings to you!!! 🙂

  3. I am interested to hear what your news is. I would love to be a full time writer, but I know I can’t make a living like that so I would need to find a way to supplement it. I love hearing how others write full time, though.

    • I wish it was to write full time. The changes hopefully will give me more time to write, but I’ll still have to run my accounting business. I’ll give more info in the coming weeks as the decisions I’m deciding on happen.

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