Originally Posted by WT Sharpe
I think he's afraid of failure. That's why there's no Buttercup's Baby. He knows he hit a home run the first time out, and he fears the sequel wouldn't live up to everyone's expectations. That's as good a reason as any for a 39 year long writer's block.
First time out? Goldman had been a successful novelist and screenwriter
for years before & after The Princess Bride. (He doesn't seem to have written novels after TPB hit the movies, though.