Thursday, May 1, 2014
A glimpse of life as a freelancer.
I write for a living. I am a fortunate guy. But freelancers are not on what you might call a regular schedule. Oh, there might be some in our midst who are organized enough to keep to some kind of regular routine, but most of the other freelancers I know often pull second shifts as night. We pick up the slack on weekends. Sometimes we even have our vacations interrupted. Thus do I offer the following image ...
I found this picture while looking through old photos on my Droid. Those who know me know that I am a fan of Disney. On a trip a while back, my family and I woke up, bright eyed, ready to ride the rides at a Disney theme park. As usual I checked my email while drinking my first cup of morning mud. And there it was. An email from an editor. A script needed tweaks. Now.
So I grabbed my laptop and headed to the park. Once inside, I bid my family farewell and told them I would catch up with them later. I found the above spot, plugged in, sat on the ground and tweaked my tweaks.
90 minutes later I was back to my vacation.
Some day I'll tell you which issue of what comic was written entirely on a cruise ship.
Maybe, in the distant future I will have the opportunity to take a vacation and leave my laptop at home. Maybe.
FOR BONUS POINTS: Which Disney theme park am I in in the above pic, and where in the park am I?