Prison Pete

Saturday, October 16, 2004
  Now what?
OK, so you are all feasting on my miserable life. Now what?

Is there an easy way for you to send me comments? Do I even get any? Yes, I get all of your comments and emails, but the time gap actually makes carrying on a "dialogue" difficult. On the one hand, this is a good exercise in producing something without receiving direct specific praise. The trick would seem to be to not turn it into an egotistical pity party so that readership nose dives.

Since it is still my hope to use all this "stuff" as background for a book, I am very happy with the results so far. Although I am still hoping for release in November, I see plenty of mystery and intrigue on tap to feed a blog for years to come. Maybe we should start charging a subscription fee! Just kidding. Even if my life is an interesting read, getting readers to pay for any of it is not likely!

In terms of a living, if I can ever discipline myself and actually become a writer this initial stuff... Talk about going off on a tangent. The suite of West Side Story is finished, so I got to hear it all.

It is now 12:51 PM and no work call yet. They just closed the chow hall, so work call should be in fifteen to twenty minutes or so. So this really screws up my typewriter access. I need to get you some typed stuff quickly to keep the interest up!

My goal would be something like that page I sent you in yesterday's letter in addition to the retypes of my other letters. See, I have a lot of work to do, but am feeling really positive about "working", and starting with the basics.
Pete, apparently the boys down at Eglin Work Camp are enjoying your blog and relating to a lot of what you say. I send it regularly to my friend Michael up there along with other correspondence--and he definitely wants to see more.

I also got him to do something similar, but for different reasons. He has a problem responding to people's letters, so he now just puts it all together in one big letter that I post on the blog.

The last one was all about evacuating the Work Camp from Ivan. And how only a third of the prisoners got sent back. Fascinating stuff, truly.
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