Daily Thoughts 81: Challenges Day One

Author's selfie I got to spend time in Olympia today. This was my library to go to as a college student. I’ve had opportunities to work here over the years including acting as the Circulation Supervisor during one transition and as the Library Manager during another. I enjoy having the chance to spend time in this library!

Sketch Challenge

Daily sketch for 2/21/2017I started my daily sketch challenge this morning and recorded it as I worked. It’s funny what thoughts immediately boil up to the surface of my mind about what disclaimers to put on this video. All the ways that we tell ourselves you’re not very good. Maybe that’s true (see, there’s one). My point in doing the challenge is simply to do it. To put in the time. To practice.

Can I seriously not make five minutes for drawing each day? Has my life gotten that busy? I hope not.

Writing Challenge

2017 Writing Pledge BannerI also started the 400-word challenge this morning and ended up with 457 words after redrafting my dictation. Dictating is just like sitting down to a blank page. I basically talked to myself, brainstorming until I came up with an idea that I liked. I based the idea on the Wizardly Librarians game concept. I thought it might be fun to set a story in that universe. I picked one of the characters from the game and started a short, simple story. It isn’t done. I’m curious to see where it goes. Tomorrow!

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.