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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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Attack of the clothes dryer!!!

It’s Labor Day, so what am I doing, I’m cleaning house… Now I’m writing. But what happened during the cleaning will stay with me for a while.

Well, I decided to do the laundry this morning, simple task, right… wrong. Let’s start with the comment, I live with two men, my hubby, and son, never a dull moment for sure. All was going good, two loads down, three to go. Did I say I was a little behind? Anyhow, I was pulling one of my son’s loads out of the clothes dryer when what I thought was a large black spider jumped out and clung to my hand. Needless to say, I did a very creative dance around the washroom trying to dislodge the ferocious wad of black string from my hand. Yep, it was a black string, not a man-eating spider, thank heavens.

And it’s not the first time this has happened, so you’d think I was used to it. Every time they go fishing, plastic worms jump out of the dryer at me. Those little suckers sure can fly when you open a still running dryer. Yeah, that usually gets a scream and dance…

Hope all of you are having a wonderful, but safe Labor Day! Oh, and watch out for string spiders, they’ll make you do moves you didn’t know you had.

As always, good writing and May God Bless You…

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