Stephanie Hurt – Romance Author

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Coffee and Saturdays…

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Good Saturday morning! It’s hard to believe how fast this month is going by. And no, I’m not finished with my Christmas shopping. Yikes!!! A little stressed about that, but excited that I don’t have a deadline this month, just writing. I knew that this would be a busy month, so I planned for that.

Now, how do you spend your Saturday mornings? Me, I like to sip my coffee while I scroll all of my sites. Then do some intense cleaning because hey, the week days are too busy for more than just a quick pick up. After everything is all clean and smelling wonderful, then I get to work on whatever writing needs to be done, or setting up my ads for the week.

Saturdays are a day to slip into something comfy, sit by the fire and watch sappy movies. I love to watch romantic Christmas movies while I write. It keeps me focused, which sounds crazy. I’ve learned over the years that multitasking works for me.

Now, on to another wonderful Saturday and all that writing has to hold.

As always, good writing and May God Bless you…


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Word Count & Scrivener

Good Saturday morning! Here in Georgia it’s simply gorgeous with the sun shining and the temps comfortable. Makes me want to go outside and sit the rest of the day writing. But my house needs an overhaul 😉 That doesn’t mean that I won’t end up out there with my laptop.

I’m working on two manuscripts at the moment. Of course ‘Chase’ is one of them and then I’m also working on a new Christian Historical Romance, but that one will be discussed at a later date. As for writing, I’ve been trying to get in my daily word count and then some. Since the stories are flowing pretty steadily lately, it helps me to stay focused.

One thing that is helping with my writing lately is a program that I’m trying out. Have you tried out Scrivener yet? Several authors have suggested the program to me, but until now I’ve been using word mostly. So about a month or so ago I decided to test the waters and I’ve not looked back yet.

This program incorporates my trusty outlines and character lists into the same screen as my manuscript. I can keep it all at my fingertips at all time. Better yet as a new character is created I can simply add them to the list and never skip a beat. I’ve even got the outlines typed out for a couple of story ideas for later in the year.

What’s fun is with my 5 Oaks Ranch series I can copy my character list over to the next book. That way I don’t have to keep going back to the books before and search out a character. Let’s just say I love this program and highly suggest trying it out. They offer a trial version so that you can make sure it fits in with your way of writing.

Well, I better get back to mopping my kitchen and doing laundry because it won’t do itself. Also the sooner it’s done, the sooner me and my laptop can head out to sit on the deck and get lost in another world, if just for a while.

So, what are you up to today? Hope it’s fun…

As always, good writing and May God Bless You…