Now August has flown out and it’s September (yay fall weather!), which means it’s time for another Infinitas Publishing Status Report.
August was a busy month. Had a trip to Nebraska for Isaac’s internship, and then (in the beginning of September, which is why I forgot to post this until now) we made a drive to Kansas City to visit friends from college.
Needless to say, I’m traveled out after the summer. But, as far as I know, that’s the extent of traveling for a little while. Time to get back to a more familiar schedule. 🙂
I’ve highlighted the projects that had changes in blue.
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Starless Night: (Book 3 of the Distant Horizon series). This was my main writing project in August. I finished one full round of revisions (including adding scenes that were previously missing), and I am in the process of one more read-through before sending it out to beta-readers. I have about 40,000 words left to read, plus a few scenes to add and tweak per Isaac’s input. (He was reading through the manuscript during our drive to KC).
I’m fairly certain at this point that I’m going to need to delay the pre-order by a month in order to give beta-readers time to look through the manuscript, but we’ll see how this revision goes.
Changing Tides: (Book 4 of the Distant Horizon series). On hold with a rough draft at 50,000 words.
The Glitch Saga (Distant Horizon spin-off series): Goal is to eventually create a new cover and print edition for the complete collection edition. (On hold).
Galina’s Saga (Deceived) – (Distant Horizon spin-off series): Isaac finished reading the current draft of Deceived #4 during our drive to Nebraska, so I have the rest of his feedback. I still need to add those notes into the manuscript and make the suggested revisions. The general plot is going to stay the same, but the scenes need to be restructured.
I’m planning to make updates to the draft of Deceived #5 before handing it to Isaac for feedback, since quite a few plot points need updated for consistency.
I’ve created a rough outline for Deceived #6. Still not sure if I’m going to write it or end the series with #5, but it gave me a good idea of what happened with Galina’s group during the events of Starless Night.
I still need to finish updating the book cover and decide on a series title.
Lily’s Story: (Distant Horizon series spin-off/prequel novel) On hold. (Has outline).
Sky Runner: (Multiverse novel). On hold. (Has outline)
The Multiverse Chronicles: On hold. (Needs edits).
Little One: On hold. (Needs revisions).
TWB 4: (Book Four of The Wishing Blade series). Needs rough draft written. Needs updated outline. On hold.
Runes and Ravens (Stone and String 3): Needs outlining and revision. On hold.
The Secret in the Shadows: (Prequel novella for The Wishing Blade) On hold.
The Legends of Cirena – Collaborative Adventure Facebook Group: Pretty sure the title of the next Legends of Cirena episode is going to be The Dark Forest of Aneth. Rough draft needs completed via the Collaborative Adventure Facebook group, and there’s a couple scenes I’d like to add earlier in the story. I already have a book cover concept, which still needs to be completed.
Originally I hoped to complete the rough draft in September, but due to delays with Starless Night, this is on hold.
The Wind Mage and the Wolf (“Livena (The Wind Mage of Maijev”) & Nuaka (“The Gryphon and the Mountain Bear”) cross-over / A Legends of Cirena short novel) : The Joran short story project is on hold.
“MOG”: On hold. (Needs revisions)
Changeling: (Huntress #2) Needs formatting for print. On hold.
Huntress / Changeling: Huntress and Changling are now available wide across multiple retailers! Huntress is free for the time being, though I may revert it to paid after another month or two.
Huntress 3: Needs rough draft completed. (Currently at 25,000 words) On hold.
Game Design: On hold. Elemental game needs final card art polished, as well as further testing of game mechanics.
Future plans in game design involve taking product shots of the updated Phalanx board for The Game Crafter, and possibly preparing a print-and-play version of Battle Decks.
Space Adventure Comic: I made a teensy inkling of progress here, and sketched out the first couple pages for concept. (Got a How to Webcomic book by Starlia Prichard from Kickstarter that distracted me briefly from Starless Night revisions). Idea was to smooth out our current story board and actually figure out placement and dialogue. Four pages, so not much, but I like how it looks, so I figure making more of these pages will be the next step into finalizing panels for episode one. Otherwise on hold.
Emberverse (Working Title): Revisions on hold. Needs title. Needs outline for “Season 2.”
Marketing: Ebook promos have been selected for this month, though I need to schedule the rest of the blog’s weekly promo highlights. I started testing BookFunnel’s new “author swap” option. Had a couple paid promos last month, but haven’t scheduled any for this month.
I’d like to try a cover comparison click test on Facebook once I have the next Deceived cover finalized. If that works well to determine which cover works best, I may try it with some of the other series. But that’s a back burner project for the moment.
In the meantime, Isaac and I are planning to do a book signing this month at Black Ice Comics, a local comic/book shop. 😀
Future goals: Revise Amazon ads, link to my pinterest account on the Infinitas Publishing website, overhaul book categories and keywords, and do the usual business ledger upkeep.
LitRPG / GameLit Story: On hold. (Needs revisions and restructuring).
Other Stories: The YA SciFi Alien Invasion/Dystopian Conspiracy short story revisions are on hold (though I have ideas for a couple plot changes). Also have a necromancer/villain problems short story I want to write at some point.
SBibb’s Photographic Illustration: I have a book cover design/formatting project I need to complete for an indie press I’ve worked with before. Had hoped to get that started last month, but didn’t get Starless Night revisions done in time. That’s high priority this month once those revisions are complete.
Future Goals: Update the Infinitas Publishing website banner.
Daz PA: Last month my SBibb Taiko Props and Poses for Genesis 8 and 8.1 set released. This is the set I’ve been working on for a while, and I’m proud of how the props came out. That said, I’ve learned that UV mapping rope in Hexagon is a pain. *Side-eyes the shime daiko.* It was a learning curve, but I’m looking forward to modeling more props in the future.
In the meantime, I also released the SBibb Buccaneer Expressions for Jinx Jones 8.1.
I finished working on the female variant of the Diverse Worlds head morphs set, but that one has been initially declined. I’m currently in the process of revising it to resubmit.
SBibb Taiko Props and Poses for Genesis 8 and 8.1
SBibb Buccaneer Expressions for Jinx Jones 8.1
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Happy writing and reading (Or 3D rendering if you’re into Daz)! 🙂