September feels like it went by super fast, and now it’s time for another Infinitas Publishing Status Report!
I think this was the first month in a while that we didn’t travel outside of the Upper Peninsula. At least, not that I remember…
The month sort of blurred together.
Anyway, I’ve highlighted the projects that had changes in blue. 🙂
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Starless Night: (Book 3 of the Distant Horizon series). This continued to be my primary writing project. I finally finished the reading round of revisions. Took longer than I expected since I was making revisions based on Isaac’s suggestions. (Which meant rewriting a few scenes and adding a new subplot that wasn’t originally there).
I’m now adding in a few remaining scenes that still need written, and reviewing everything for revision smudge one more time before sending it out to beta-readers.
I also pushed the release date out a month, so it will now release on November 17th instead of in October. That will give me time to finish polishing it.
Changing Tides: (Book 4 of the Distant Horizon series). I’m planning on jumping directly into revisions and further drafting once Starless Night is complete. That way I’ll still have the plot details from Starless Night fresh on my mind. 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): I need to add Isaac’s notes from Deceived #4 into the manuscript and then make edits to #2-4 before revising #5 and handing it off to him for his feedback. This series is on hold while I finished Starless Night (and likely Changing Tides).
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: On hiatus.
The Dark Forest of Aneth (“Ro’nor (“The Restless Sands of Neel”) & Zynia (“The Dragons of the Mist”) cross-over / A Legends of Cirena short novel): Rough draft needs completed via the Collaborative Adventure Facebook group, and there are 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. On hold while finishing Starless Night.
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: I’m planning to keep Huntress free at least through October, and possibly November. Then I intend to revert it back to paid.
Huntress 3: Needs rough draft completed. (Currently at 25,000 words) On hold.
Game Design: Got a test round in of the Legends of Cirena tabletop game. Looked into getting Phalanx back onto The Game Crafter website, and realized that there are a few component issues that complicates releasing it. For now this one is on hold until we can evaluate a better way to produce it.
Elemental game needs final card art polished, as well as further testing of game mechanics.
Future plans in game design involve possibly preparing a print-and-play version of Battle Decks.
Space Adventure Comic: On hold… though Isaac and I joined up with a small group of other comic book artists, so we’ve started experimenting with ideas that could help us make progress on the Space Adventure comic. He’s been working on a for-fun short story comic detailing some of the background stories of one of the cultures.
Emberverse (Working Title): Revisions on hold. Needs title. Needs outline for “Season 2.”
Marketing: I’ve selected the ebook promos for this month, but still need to schedule most of them for the blog’s weekly promo highlights. Did one testing of BookFunnel’s new “author swap” option, which I liked (though was somewhat limited for options to start with. It may become more useful once more authors gravitate toward that option). I had one paid newsletter promo at the beginning of last month for Huntress.
After reading Theodore Taylor’s Seven Figure Fiction book regarding universal fantasies, I decided to give ad writing another shot and started testing Facebook ads again. I also read Mal Cooper’s Help! My Facebook Ads Suck book for understanding how to set them up. I’ve tested six ads so far, changing one element with each ad. While they haven’t broken even, I have seen some results and collected data, so I plan to continue exploring this.
I also tinkered with Amazon ads and updated paperback prices.
Also, Isaac and I did a book signing at Black Ice Comics, a local comic/book shop. Sold a few books and had a lot of fun. 🙂
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).
I originally planned on my necromancer/villain problems concept being a short story, but Isaac and I are considering making it into a short comic instead. Could be fun… and I’ve got the first episode story board sketched out with some character creation complete.
SBibb’s Photographic Illustration: I still need to finish the book cover design/formatting project for an indie press. With a couple projects getting delayed last month (and a computer crash where I usually do my formatting), I haven’t made nearly as much progress as I had hoped.
In the meantime, Isaac and I have started working on story-related images for our newsletters. We’re thinking about making them available to download at full-size for newsletter subscribers, once we figure out where to post those.
Future Goals: Update the Infinitas Publishing website banner.
After revamping the female Diverse Worlds head morphs set and redoing the promos, I’ve resubmitted it. It’s now through the testing process and waiting for its release. 😀
I have a few ideas for upcoming projects (likely finishing a few partially completed sets), but haven’t decided what my next one will be.
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Happy writing and reading (Or 3D rendering if you’re into Daz)! 🙂