Now on Fiverr

As the title suggests, I am now offering some commissions through the website Fiverr. At the moment, I have two different products available: Editing and map illustration. Both have descriptions on the site, but I’ll put some explanation here, as well.

Editing is more or less exactly what it sounds like. If you have a piece of writing and you want to make sure it’s the best it can be, I’ll be happy to give it a thorough round of editing. You can learn more here.

If a map is more what you’re looking for, I can supply that, as well. I can map out any fantasy realm you’ve imagined, whether it be for stories, games, or anything else you need one for. If that sounds like something you might be interested in, you can read more here!

My hope is that these links will get into the hands of those who could really benefit from the services I’m offering, and to that end, I would be endlessly grateful if you all could perhaps share them with others you think might be interested. Thank you very much and I’ll see you all again when June is upon us!

Find Me on Fiverr!

Hello again, everyone. Did you know that I do work as a freelance editor in addition to writing my own stories and poems? If you’ve ever wanted a top-notch editor at a very affordable price, your search is over. Just head over to my page on Fiverr, where you can find all the options I’ve made available to customers. I hope to see you there!

https://www.fiverr.com/brigardine

Children’s Book Questions

Greetings and happy 2017, everyone! I know it’s been quite some time since I’ve been at all active around these parts of the internet, so I thought this year would be a good time to get a fresh start. My posts might end up being monthly to start off, but I hope to make sharing interesting bits of writing here a regular occurrence, so let’s all keep our fingers crossed.

All that aside, though, I’ve been thinking about my future plans in regards to writing. I have The Clocksmith‘s sequel nearly finished and I expect to start the publishing process sometime in the first half of 2017. Additionally, I have a children’s story that I’m thinking of putting out there for the public. This has me wondering about a few things.

Firstly and perhaps most importantly, do you think I should publish my children’s book under a pseudonym, or at the very least something other than “Cody Brown” to differentiate it from my main body of work? Don’t get me wrong: It’s not as though I’m trying to hide the fact I wrote one thing or the other. It’s just that a children’s picture book is so different in format from my usual work that I’m not sure if I should do something to differentiate it in the eyes of the public, too. Is that even necessary? Would it end up hurting more than it helped? I’d love to hear your opinions!

Secondly, I am not much of an illustrator. I’ve been told the drawings I did to accompany my story are pretty cute and I do like them, but they aren’t what I would call professional. Do you think that matters? I would be self-publishing this if I was going to publish it at all, so the only illustrators I would be able to get are the ones I already know. While I do know a few very talented artists, none of them are currently available to work with me. What do you think? If necessary, I can share a sample of the sort of drawings I’d be able to include with the story.

I’d say that just about covers all the big questions I have about the children’s story project. I look forward to hearing what you all think I should do. Have a wonderful 2017, and I’ll hopefully be back soon with more to write about!

A Brief Writing Update

Greetings, everyone! I have officially finished the first draft of my current novel, which is still unnamed. As I might have mentioned before, this is a sequel to The Clocksmith. Currently, I haven’t started editing, but I plan to begin later today. This second draft might take a bit longer than normal because I suspect there are a number of scenes I need to add once I have all the existing chapters arranged in an order that makes sense.

The Clocksmith For Purchase Again

As I mentioned in my last update, my novel, The Clocksmith, has finally gotten through the final proofreading process. Now, the second edition is available for purchase! Amazon and other such places will still take a few days to stock the book, but you can find it here right now: https://www.createspace.com/4119135
If you are owed a free copy, I must apologize, for there will be another short delay. I am leaving for Australia tomorrow, so I will not be able to ship anything until I return. Thank you for your continued patience.
As promised, I will soon be posting all the interesting bits of content I have been saving up. The plan is to start with that as soon as I return from Australia, so keep an eye open!

Proofreading: Complete

At long last, I have finished proofreading The Clocksmith. Thanks to my wonderful proofreader, I was able to get through over three hundred pages of work in just under a week. I plan to finalize the changes this week, and the finished version of the novel will be available for purchase a few days after that.

Also, I would like to once again remind you that, if you bought an early copy, I will send you a copy of the finished version for free. Simply contact me to let me know you are interested, and we will work it out.

Thank you to everyone who stayed with me throughout this long and tedious process. Publishing the incorrect draft was a terrible mistake on my part, but I’m finally back on the right path. I will be traveling to Australia soon, but when I return, I will begin posting all that extra content I have been promising you.

Sincerely,

Cody

Updates and Previews

Don’t worry, The Clocksmith is still on its way to completion. It has been a while, but I want to be sure that the novel is the best it can possibly be. After all, you deserve the best product I am capable of offering, and I wouldn’t want you to have to settle for anything less. In the meantime, I have put a preview of the first chapter up for all to enjoy. You may find it here: https://brigardine.wordpress.com/the-clocksmith/.

I will continue to post updates on the book’s progress. If it ends up taking longer than I am anticipating, I will try to share some interesting things to make up for the delay. Ideas are welcome, if there is something specific you think would help pass the time between now and when the revised edition is released.