This week LUV is chatting with Lori Foster, who is a New York Times, USA Today and Publisher's Weekly bestseller with over 100 books in print. She’s known for her fun, sexy contemporary romance novels revolving around alpha men and strong, independent women. LUV: What is the best thing about being a romance writer? What is the most challenging thing about being a romance writer? Lori: Of course I love creating “happy ever after” scenarios, and getting to know so many amazing readers. I love that I can positively impact lives with entertainment during a time when so many want a quick escape. The very best thing, though, is that I work from home... often in my pajamas, or in clothes that I would never let anyone see. Comfy sweats, mismatched leggings and T-shirts, fuzzy socks... I can drink my coffee for two hours, because I don’t have to drive anywhere when the weather is difficult. If family disruptions (health issues, loss, accidents, etc...) happen, I’m able to deal with them immediately rather than waiting until I clock out of work. That can also be challenging, because people assume you’re always home and easily able to rearrange things – which of course, I can’t, because I have deadlines. Like anyone else with a job, I need to work at it. Books don’t write themselves. A few years back, a guy ran a stop sign and hit the side of my car. I ended up with a broken shoulder and wrist, and that put such a crimp in my ability to write that now I really appreciate each and every day that goes smoothly. Deadlines are the hardest part of being a writer. I’m sure it’s a mindset (and I’m always working on adjusting that mindset) but the days, weeks, months and even years seem shorter because I go from one deadline to another, always watching the timing, always aware of that looming date. When it’s not a deadline to turn in a book, it’s a release day, and days for promo... my calendar stays full!

Posted by LUV Team at 2022-04-11 19:00:05 UTC