So I asked Will how he liked this sequence, and his response was, “Man, it’s just cool to draw HUNTER again.” It’s been a while. Sidebar: Am I the only one thinking of Grifter in that final panel?
Only six more working days and then I am likely done with the Hard Rock Cafe forever. This might not seem like a big deal to most, but I’ve worked there going on 28 years, so it’s certainly a big deal to ME.
75% of the reason for my departure is to focus on the writing in a way that I thus far have not been able to. I’m not exactly independently wealthy, so I’m going back to tending bar, but it’s a new place where I won’t have any roots. I can just go in there and not have to be more than a great bartender. I won’t have to take my work home with me, I won’t have to work 50-60 hour weeks. I can actually focus on writing as a career rather than an aspiration.
(What about the other 25%, you ask? 28 years is a long time to do anything. Even if I didn’t have the writing to focus on, I’d probably need the change.)
One more week. Eight days from now, I’ll be on to a new chapter in career and my life. I’m eager, almost impatient. I’m not a fan of long goodbyes.