Friday, January 13, 2006

Loree Lough's "The Lough Down"

Hey, first post on my first blog!

The purpose of this blog is YOU, my readers and writing buddies. The Lough Down is where you can come, any time, to ask questions about...whatever writing-related topic you can think up!

After today, I won't post a bunch of personal stuff; that'd be inappropriate, since this is YOUR place. But for those of you who haven't heard from me in a while, here's a brief update:

Thankfully, after several years of illness (and adjusting to the loss of my closest friend), I'm writing full time again. The family is happy and healthy, and even my neurotic formerly-abused dog has adjusted to his new life. My 'to do' list is longer than it's ever been....
  • I've pulled out all my old fiction files and, one by one, I'm updating each (four are with my agent, who is talking 'contract' with various editors);
  • nonfiction ideas are now full-fledged proposals under consideration at several publishing houses;
  • I'm part of the Writer's Digest faculty, teaching fiction and nonfiction online ( ;
  • my one-day workshop is about to be unveiled (dates and location to be announced very soon);
  • my web site is undergoing a major rehaul (if you have time to visit, let me know what you like and dislike. The person with the most suggestion(s) will win a copy of my latest release);
  • I'll be a guest speaker at numerous writers' conferences in 2006 (hope to see you at one of them!).

There's more, but I don't want to be responsible for the big goose-egg you'll get when boredom causes you to nod off and thump your head on your desk.

So that's it for today. I'll check back soon to see what questions you'll have about writing, marketing, the publishing industry, etc.

Take care until then!

All my best,



Robin Bayne said...

Congrats on getting your blog up, Loree!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the blog, Loree.


Mirtika said...

What a marvelously witty name you chose. :) I love it.

Can't wait to see what great tips and insights I can pick up here.

Happy Blogging, Loree!!!


Camy Tang said...

Loree, I absolutely LOVE your title! You can also get your webmaster to give your blog the same template as your website, if you wanted the same "look" for both sites.


Jess said...

Okay... first thing I gotta know is: who cleans your house? LOL Seriously, you write, you teach, you travel, you promote, you take part in online discussions. . . I'll be watching this site for your secrets on career management. Uh..wait, don't I have to have a career to manage? about your secret to becoming a busy, successful author/teacher/promoter. Glad to see you back on top of things. And I too love your blog name. Quite catchy!

Anonymous said...

Lorree --

Congrats on the blog. But what we really want to know is what you think about the Mideast situation and how many times are you going to see "Brokeback Mountain!"


Eric L. Marsh said...

Woids alone can't say how much I enjoyed my visit to your site. You done good young lady. I wish you continued success in all your endeavors, up to and including your compulsive house cleaning. I get tuckered out just reading about it.
Shhhhh, don't tell your hubby, but if I were twenty years younger I'd try and steal Ya away from him, you is a cutie. :-)Great web page pics, I am pleased you care for the wolves as you do. (The four legged wolves I mean)
Eric L.

Greg Hansen said...

I have taken two writing courses - one from Loree and one from "someone else". Loree's was vastly superior. I learned a lot and had fun. What was important to me was her emphasis on peer reviews - we had to read out loud to other students, and the feedback helped tremendously.
Greg Hansen

Anonymous said...

I love your books. Even though I have only read two.....I still LOVED both of them!! I just got done reading Suddenly Reunited. That book was great! I want to read the other books in the Suddenly series. I have read Suddenly Daddy and Suddenly Reunited. They were both good. I like Suddenly Reunited better. I like these books because sometimes they make the guys so PERFECT! They make it to where the guy doesn't make many mistakes if any at all. I love your books because they are more real then some other books I have read from Love Inspired. Keep up the good work!!!

Your Sister in Christ

Beth Rubin said...


It's always a pleasure to read your blog entries. You're wise, witty--and always on target!

Your words inspire, entertain and make me smile, every single time.

Please, don't ever stop!


Albert Bricker said...

I like your site. I hope we can be good friends on Shoutlife. Can I put your link on my website under links: Ladies Ministry.
Gotta get back to reading and checking out your site. Albert Bricker

Anonymous said...

Sorry Loree I left my comment at the top...on the first blog!!

Annointed Beauty said...

Thanks for stopping by our blog Loree! Cant wait to read one of your books! Come back soon!

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