Stephanie Hurt – Romance Author

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When do you take the next step?

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Happy Labor Day everyone… I do hope all of you are having a great day!

Ok, so I’ve been pondering something for a while, but I’m still undecided. It’s the same feeling I had just before I pushed the button to submit my first book, Ghost Lover. The feeling is gnawing at my gut and won’t let me sleep, but as I’m a thinker, I’ve been thinking a lot.

So far, I’ve self-published 35 books, made it to the top 55 of Harlequin’s SYTYCW contest, received awards, but there’s still something missing. There’s further to go, but how far? How far do you go beyond where you thought you were going? As I said, it’s gnawing at me and I feel like I’m teetering on the edge of something, but what?

As I’ve researched, read, and followed the publishing world, I realized what I’ve been missing, an agent. So, I reached out to a couple of big time authors that have commented on my work and their consensus seems to be, I need to reach out to a literary agent. But, as this is a big step for me, and if you know me, that’s saying something. Do I do this? Do I give up some of the freedom I’ve had as a self-published author?

You may be wondering, will she or won’t she? I’m going to push forward and do it. This is the week that I put myself out there and see what happens. If nothing happens, I’ve lost nothing, but if something does happen, well, I’ll let you know.

SO, as always, good writing and May God Bless You…

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Beautiful Blogger Award! Me! Thanks!

I want to thank Sonya Loveday for the wonderful honor of nominating me for the Beautiful Blogger Award. I accept this honor with much humility and adoration.

The rules for the Beautiful Blogger award are as follows. Thank the person who nominated you. Thank you again Sonya! Add the badge to your blog- and then reveal seven things about yourself. Choose 15 Beautiful Bloggers and pass the award along to them.

Seven things about me:

1: I am an Accountant and own my own Accounting business.

2: I love romance. Guess that’s why I write in that genre, huh!

3: I am a mother of a 13 year old son and been married for 18 years.

4: I love horses and cowboys!

5: I always wanted to be a concert pianist. (Studied for 8 years)

6: I have a passion for children & my faith, that’s why I am a children’s ministry director.

7: Christmas is my favorite time of the year! (Just wait for those blogs. I get really giddy at that time of year.)

So thanks again Sonya, you’re the best. If I list you and you don’t want to play along I totally understand. Here goes:

http://nikkiziehl.wordpress.com

http://busyteacher.wordpress.com

http://candaceknoebel.wordpress.com

http://melissarsmith.wordpress.com

http://rosieamber.wordpress.com

http://bottledworder.wordpress.com

http://igamemom.wordpress.com

http://henryspruce.wordpress.com

http://paulaacton.wordpress.com

http://seanmacuisdin.wordpress.com

http://joannewadsworth.wordpress.com

http://organizedmama.wordpress.com

http://wyattmcintyre.com

http://cristianmihai.net

http://amatuerstorywriter.wordpress.com

I have so many wonderful blog friends, so if I did not include someone I’m sorry, but I had to get only 15. I love you all!