Daily Thoughts 187: Create, Share, Repeat

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I’ve spent time this morning working on Drive-By Stories. While I’ve been working on it, I’ve also had Return of the Jedi playing. My son came in to watch the final part of the movie. I’d be more productive, perhaps, without the movie playing but since I was mostly tweaking small elements it was fine. Earlier, I watched videos about JavaScript and then set up some of the random elements in the site. Now it shows more adjectives and also sets the month and year based on the time.

Create, Share, Repeat

Drive-By Stories is a good example of the Create, Share, Repeat approach that I’ve written about before. It’s part of the attitude that attracted me to the Creative Commons. And to libraries. I want to share my work. I also want to make it possible for people to support my work if they want. It’s all a work in progress.

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Drive-By Stories today with new random features

Next up for the site? A randomly selected story on the main page and random story titles in the title list based on the site structure rather than hard-coded links. I also need to work on the stories index so that it’s dynamically generated. And I want to be able to sort and filter the list. More things to learn!

July Planning

Picture of July calendar featuring Electric Angel by Matt DixonI’ve always liked July. I turn another year older this month. Most likely that means more gray hairs. I’m having fun doing things that I haven’t had time to do lately. I’ve been so busy that I forgot to change my calendar over to July until today! I have two calendars, both created by the talented Matt Dixon. This month the calendar at home features “Electric Angel.” I haven’t turned the page on the robot calendar at work. I’ll do that when I go back to work on the 5th!

My plans for July?

I want to get more stories up on Drive-By Stories. I need to get my ePortfolio site up for my MLIS and spend more time working on that before the semester officially starts next month. It won’t be publically available, at least not during the semester. Later on, perhaps. I’m also toying with the idea of writing a companion book about the process.

I’m focusing on drawing and illustration this month. I may share some examples as the month goes along. That, and I want to spend more time working on my Massive Reboot. The Trello board is accessible for anyone that wants to follow along.

Other than that, I plan to study, learn, code, play, and otherwise enjoy the month!

 


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Author: Ryan M. Williams

Writer and artist, Ryan M. Williams, author of more than twenty novels, writes across a range of genres including fantasy, science fiction, romance, paranormal, and mystery. He holds a Master of Arts from Seton Hill University in writing popular fiction. His short fiction has appeared in anthologies from Pocket Books, WMG Publishing, and in On Spec Magazine. He currently attends San Jose State University, pursuing a Master of Information and Library Science degree.