Goodreads asked Roberta Grimes:

How do you deal with writer’s block?

Roberta Grimes Actually, I can't deal with writer's block. When My Thomas was orphaned at Doubleday in 1993 - my editor left for another house just before its publication date, so Doubleday basically dropped the novel - I went into writer's block for 20 years! I can recall sitting for hours with my fingers on the keys, knowing what I wanted to write, but unable to write anything. Eventually I gave it up. It was only when my afterlife research got to the point where I had to write The Fun of Dying or burst, and then the book was indy-published in 2010, that I discovered that being published can be fun! My writer's block became a writer's flood ;-). Counting the republication of my two early-nineties mainstream novels, I will be publishing six books this year, with many more to come!!

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