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October was an odd month for me. It got off to a very bad start, but I managed to take the negative energy and make some positive things out of it. And so today, I will be sharing those positive things with you. Some of them are quite exciting for me, and I hope you'll agree.

But first, the most exciting news of all. National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo as it is known, has started! Throughout the month of November, myself and many other writers will be desperately pounding at keyboards all over the world. Does that sound just crazy enough to be a good time to you? Then join in the fun by going here: link. If you do, let me know and we can add each other to our lists of friends or whatever it is they call it over there. I'd be happy to write alongside you!

Now on to some of that news I mentioned at the start of this journal. Last month, I started a new novel. I hadn't meant to; the words kind of just started being written and by the time I realized what I was writing, it was too late to stop. I'm not especially far into this one yet, but I'm already feeling really good about it. The last time I felt this strongly about the actual words being written and not just the idea was when I was working on The Clocksmith, so this bodes very well for the novel's future. Perhaps I will share a bit of it later on, but for now, I think I will keep the details to myself. I wouldn't want to say one thing only to change it later on, after all.

I have also been learning a lot about marketing and branding for authors. This is something I had sadly been neglecting for a long time, and I suspect it has hurt my readership. Figuring it's never too late to fix past mistakes, I have sat down, written out a plan of action, and now I am working on implementing that. You might have noticed some small changes here on deviantART: New profile picture, new avatar, new tagline whatsit. I hope to someday soon get a Core membership so I can also change my username and pretty up the rest of this page, but that will happen when it happens. These branding efforts have been extended to every website I have a presence on and I think it is really helping. Twitter in particular has been quite a happening place lately. If that's something you care about and want to see what sorts of stuff I say over there, you can find me with an @brigardine.

I also got back into pixel art last month. Originally, it was just so I could make myself a new avatar image, but then I felt a surprisingly strong desire to get back into doing Creatures stuff. And so I have redone a few of the Creatures. Perhaps I will share those redesigns here sometime. I certainly think they are good enough to share. But this leads to another thing I've been thinking of: What do I do with the Creatures? My latest idea of making them into a tabletop RPG is still something I would want to do, but I don't know how popular of an idea that would be. However, I also don't really think bringing them back as a computer game is entirely feasible. I'm pretty sure my old coder would be lacking the time or inclination to help much. One of my brothers has been learning coding lately, so that is a potential resource, but even so, I don't particularly want to make just another Pokemon fan game, as much as I like Pokemon. And even though I have always tried my hardest to keep the two distinct, there's only so much one can do to make a monster-capturing video game unique. What do you think I should do? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

And I think that does it for this month's update. For those of you participating in NaNoWriMo, good luck! And for the rest of you, I will see you in December.


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Cody Brown
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Cody Brown lives with one foot in Maine and one in Brigard. Not everyone approves of this, and yet he keeps on doing it. When not writing, Cody spends most of his time world-building. When not world-building, he can be found being an audio technician at the local television station. The Clocksmith is Cody's debut novel.

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