Thoughts, News & Events
Fri, 18 Dec 2015
My Christmas dream ...
that at this moment, dozens of editors are in their homes, curled up on sofas before warm fires, wearing thick socks, cozy pants and sipping coffee laced with Baily's while reading my manuscript and ... that they are so immersed, they can't even pick up their cell phones to tell my agent just how badly they want to buy it.
When they are released from their book-loving hazes.
That's realistic, right?
Merry Christmas to all and may all of your dreams come true!
"If writing seems hard, it’s because it is hard. It’s one of the hardest things people do."--William Zinsser
"People are certainly impressed by the aura of creative power which a writer may wear, but can easily demolish it with a few well-chosen questions. Bob Shaw has observed that the deadliest questions usually come as a pair: ""Have you published anything?"" – loosely translated as: I've never heard of you – and ""What name do you write under?"" – loosely translatable as: I've definitely never heard of you."--Brian Stableford
"Coleridge was a drug addict. Poe was an alcoholic. Marlowe was killed by a man whom he was treacherously trying to stab. Pope took money to keep a woman's name out of a satire then wrote a piece so that she could still be recognized anyhow. Chatterton killed himself. Byron was accused of incest. Do you still want to a writer - and if so, why?"--Bennett Cerf
"I believe humans get a lot done, not because we're smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee. "--Flash Rosenberg
A blank piece of paper is God's way of telling us how hard it to be God. --Sidney Sheldon
The work never matches the dream of perfection the artist has to start with. --William Faulkner
About Lori Duffy Foster
I was born and raised in the Adirondack
Mountains of New York State, which is the setting of my first novel, Spring
Melt. I am sister to seven siblings. I am a graduate of SUNY-Oswego
(BA) and of Binghamton University (MA). For 11 years, I wrote about
everything--crime, education, politics, the military, running, Native American
affairs--for The (Syracuse, N.Y.) Post-Standard.
That's where I met my awesome husband, Tom, co-author of Their Darkest Day,
an account of the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.
When I became a mother, I
gave up my full-time career to be home with our kids. I have
taught college English as an adjunct; worked as a technical writer;
freelanced as a writer and editor; and started up my own Web-based business. In
my spare time I write novels. My short stories have been published in Aethlon,
a journal of sports literature, and in the 2011 Short Story America Anthology.
I am a writer,
but I refuse to call myself an author until at least one of those books
sees print (at someone else's expense).
I have lived all over the country--in
New York State, Florida, Arizona, Ohio and, currently, in
northern Pennsylvania. And my hope is that one of these days,
my husband and I will be able to take our kids around the country and
throughout the world.