Saturday, February 28, 2004

time goes on.....

WELL THE WEATHER WAS NICE TODAY..AROUND 45 DEGREES, AND TOMORROW WILL BE 50! I TOOK A NICE LONG WALK(1 LAP AROUND THE CIRCLE=1/2 mile)..WEARING MY WALKMAN,LISTENING TO MUSIC.IT WAS CHILLY WHEN WALKING UNDER THE TREES, SO I COULDN'T DO MORE. THEN I SAT ON A PARK BENCH FOR 1 HOUR, LOOKING AT THE BLUE SKY, AND STILL BARREN TREES. THEN I WALKED PRINCE FOR 1/2 HOUR. LATER I WENT TO THE LIBRARY.I TOOK OUT A COUPLE OF DANIELLE STEELE BOOKS...I WAS A BIG FAN OF HERS YEARS AGO.I REALLY AM NOT INTERESTED IN TOO MUCH FICTION ANYMORE.HOWEVER, I SAW HER ON "THE VIEW" FRIDAY AND I FOUND HER VERY INSPIRING! SHE'E WRITTEN  SOMETHING LIKE OVER 40 BOOKS AND HAS 9 CHILDREN..........YES 9!.........I AM AMAZED! HERE IS THIS WOMAN, PREGNANT MOST OF HER LIFE....RAISING 9 KIDS, AND TURNING OUT NOVELS LIKE CRAZY!....IF SHE CAN DO IT, I'M SURE WE ALL CAN! AND, SHE TYPES ON AN OLD-FASHIONED MANUAL TYPEWRITER, LIKE THE KIND THEY HAD BACK IN THE 50'S! NOW WHEN SHE WRITES HER NOVELS, SHE GETS SO MUCH INTO HER CHARACTERS, SHE CLOSES HERSELF IN HER WRITING ROOM, AND CANNOT NOT SOCIALIZE, OTHERWISE SHE WILL LOSE TRACK OF HER NOVEL. IT IS MIND-BOGGLING TO ME! SHE'S THIN,PRETTY,THE MOTHER OF 9 KIDS,BESTSELLARS GALORE,AND SHE HAS HER OWN MUSEUM..."THE STEELE MUSEUM"...OF ART. SHE ONLY WANTS HAPPY,COLORFUL ARTWORK THERE,SHE SAID......SHE WANTS TO BE SURROUNDED BY HAPPY THINGS! SHE HAS ALSO NEVER DONE A BOOK-TOUR AND VERY RARELY MAKES APPEARANCES. ANOTHER BOOK I FOUND, IN THE CURRENT BOOK SECTION WAS,"A PRISON DIARY," BY JEFFREY ARCHER. I LOOKED UP, AND THE BOOK WAS ACTUALLY STARING AT ME! IT IS A TRUE STORY ABOUT A FAMOUS INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR,FOLLOWING A CONVICTION FOR PERJURY,WAS SENTENCED TO 4 YEARS IN PRISON, IN LONDON.HE WAS PUT IN A CELL WITH A MURDERER AND A DRUG ADDICT.THIS A DAY BY DAY DIARY HE WROTE IN PRISON.WHEN IT FIRST CAME OUT, THE BOOK WAS CONDEMNED BY THE PRISON SYSTEM IN ENGLAND,BUT PRAISED BY CRITICS.I SEE SOME FAMILAR THINGS HERE..SUCH AS, COLD CEREAL FOR BREAKFAST, NOT ENOUGH FOOD, FOR BIG HUNGRY MEN...LOTS OF NOISE AND INMATES SHOUTING AND TALKING VERY LOUD.MR. ARCHER WRITES FOR HOURS AT A TIME, LIKE MY HUSBAND....I LOVE YOU MY JIMMY!...EVEN GOOD PEOPLE GO TO PRISON!

1 comment:

hastingsgirl22 said...

Hi Fran I just found your journal as I was searching. You are right... good people do go to prison. It happens. My boyfriend changed his life around before he was sentenced and is really a good person, and I'm so in love with him too! Thanks for writing... I look forward to reading on.

Amanda