I’ve never had writer’s block because I don’t believe in it. In my 25+ years of publishing small town newspapers I couldn’t put out 36 blank pages of newsprint and tell folks, “Sorry, no news this week, I’ve got writer’s block.” But sometimes I hit a spot where I have to back up and take another route. Yesterday I hit such a spot where it just wasn’t working for me and I couldn’t get past it.
Then I remembered what they taught me in the Army; if all else fails, kill somebody. So I killed somebody I had not expected to when I started the book, and in trying to figure out who took out that character and why, I was able to get back into the story and it started moving along again. By the end of the day I had another 2,000 words done on my new book.
I know that a couple of times blog readers have mentioned electronic devices that stop dogs from barking and I want to get one. Can anybody point me in the right direction? It seems like wherever we go we have neighbors with yappy little mutts that never shut up. I can write with the TV on, or music, or with Terry watching one of her weaving instruction DVDs. But a dog that just barks and barks drives me up the wall.
Good news for fulltime RVers thinking about making Florida their legal domicile. The Escapees RV Club, which operates one of the best mail forwarding services for RVers there is, has now opened a branch at the Sumter Oaks RV park in Bushnell, Florida. We’ve been seriously considering switching our domicile to Florida for a couple of years now, since that’s probably where we’ll be if we ever hang up the keys, and this makes it easier. When we get down to Florida this winter it’ll be a top priority.
I didn’t say anything until now, because there really wasn’t much to say, but a while back I was approached by the production company that produces the Unsolved Mysteries television program about optioning my two Highway History and Unsolved Mystery books for television. There was some discussion and a meeting last week and again on Monday, and it looks like that won’t happen at this time because of conflicts with another program in their queue. However, they did say they want to revisit the issue in a few months, so something may happen down the road. And if it doesn’t, that’s okay too. Life is still good.
It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time to kick off a new Free Drawing. In light of the above news, how about we do an autographed copy the original Highway History And Back Road Mystery book? All you have to do is click on the Free Drawing link and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Do you think it’s possible that a race of giants once lived on earth? Lars Bergen and Sharon Delarose explore that possibility in their new book Ancient Aliens and the Age of Giants: Through the Wormhole. It will make you think. Another of Sharon’s books is Alien Nightmares: Screen Memories of UFO Alien Abductions. Check them both out.
Thought For The Day – What you allow is what will continue to happen.