Writer’s Block strikes me again. Grrr!

I am currently working on a few short stories, most notably a Twilight Zone-style fantasy thriller tentatively titled Garth, Loving County, Texas. Then there are two books I’m working on: a Christian thriller The Game Show and a Christian romance novel Randy and Rhonda. All three of these are really good stories, but I’ve run into the same problem with each.

I have no idea what happens next.

It’s an annoying case of writer’s block as I try to ascertain what happens next.

I’ve also found it an excessive challenge to keep my blogs updated. Am I just hitting a dry spell where I don’t have the energy to write?

As of this writing (October 28), I have about six unpublished blog postings.

I can think of two things I’ll have to do: re-read that essay by Lois Duncan on Writer’s Block and consult with a former creative writing teacher of mine.

Richard Zowie tries to stay busy in his writing life and believes it’s far better to be busy than unemployed. Post comments here or e-mail him at richardzowie@gmail.com.

Finished reading ‘A Different Drummer’ Reagan book

(Actually, I finished reading it this past summer after finishing Friday Night Lights. Procrastination, my biggest vice, is definitely the eighth deadly sin).

Michael K. Deaver’s book A Different Drummer: My Thirty Years with Ronald Reagan was certainly very fast paced. It was about 250 pages but took only a few days to read. Great insight.

Deaver, who worked closely with President Reagan for three decades, could possibly be accused of being too rosy in his recollection of a professional colleague who turned into a good friend. But still, an insightful book with some fascinating anecdotes about Reagan, such as how his hair was never dyed, how he would do speeches with only one contact lens and how he was far more intelligent than his detractors care to admit.

Richard Zowie tries to stay busy in his writing life and believes it’s far better to be busy than unemployed. Post comments here or e-mail him at richardzowie@gmail.com.