We’re midway through August… I lost track of time and forgot to write up the month’s Infinitas Publishing status report. But here we are!
I’ve highlighted the projects that had changes in blue.
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Starless Night: (Book 3 of the Distant Horizon series). I’ve been inputting proofreading notes into the manuscript. I’m about halfway through with the notes, and then I need to format the print edition and place an order so I can have them on hand for local conventions.
Changing Tides: (Book 4 of the Distant Horizon series). On hold while working on Deceived 2.
The Glitch Saga (Distant Horizon spin-off series): Goal is to create a new cover and print edition for the complete collection edition. (On hold).
Deceived #2 – (Distant Horizon spin-off series): I need to finish inputting proofreading notes into the manuscript and examine a couple scenes where I found pacing issues.
Next step is to give this to Isaac for developmental edits, create a book cover for Deceived #2, and continue revisions on Deceived #3.
Future Goals: Add Isaac’s notes from Deceived #5 (formerly #4) into the manuscript, revise Deceived #5, and revise #6 (formerly #5) before handing it to Isaac for his feedback.
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. Needs the rest of Isaac’s notes input into the manuscript.
Wishing Blade Prequel (Prequel novella for The Wishing Blade): On hold. My next step is to write the rough draft of the new scenes and begin revising the original scenes to match the updated outline.
Once complete, this is intended to be a newsletter-exclusive story.
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): On hold.
Goals: 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.
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.
Legends of Cirena Epic: Outlining on hold. Map of Litkanston on hold. This is intended to be a back-burner project.
“MOG”: On hold. (Needs revisions)
Changeling: (Huntress #2) Print edition complete! KDP has approved it to go live. You can find the paperback edition of Changeling here.
Huntress 3: I started reviewing the 25k words I’d written, and started creating an updated outline. I had planned on working on this for Camp NaNo.
Instead, I ended up mostly working on an idea for a prequel novella (that’s trying to turn into a novel). I reached almost 15,000 words during Camp, and I’m now at 18,000 words. This one is a retelling of Sun, Moon, and Talia/Sleeping Beauty, but I’ve mostly been pantsing it instead of plotting, and that’s definitely a slower process for me.
I did manage to write at least one sentence every day during Camp, even if I didn’t reach a specific word count.
Game Design: On hold.
Future plans in game design involve: possibly preparing a print-and-play version of Battle Decks, polishing the elemental game card art and testing mechanics, and looking into options for feasibly producing Phalanx.
Space Adventure Comic: On hold.
Villain Problems: (WIP panels viewable on my Instagram). On hold.
Emberverse (Working Title): Revisions on hold. Needs title. Needs outline for “Season 2.”
Marketing: I’ve finished cleaning both the Wishing Blade Universe and Distant Horizon Universe mailing lists by removing inactive subscribers. Though the Distant Horizon universe has a basic onboarding sequence, the full-fledged one I’d like to make is on hold until I transfer that mailing list service from Mailchimp to MailerLite (considerably less expensive once I reach the paid threshold, and will also let me use more complicated automations).
You can, however, now sign up for the Distant Horizon Universe newsletter to receive the Initiated cookie. 😀 (It’s the prequel to Deceived, and works as a jumping off point before Distant Horizon and the Glitch saga).
No paid ads this month except for Amazon drip ads. I participated in a couple more BookFunnel Promos, and continued doing my daily Twitter posts, though that fell off in August due to traveling and life stuff.
I still need to schedule this month’s weekly BookFunnel promo highlights.
Good news is that I’ve been doing more reading of fiction and non-fiction. I’ve been using the genre worksheet I created last month for evaluating the fiction books I’ve read.
Other future marketing goals: Add a progress tracker somewhere for the different books. Test Draft2Digital for wide print distribution, test mailing list automations, 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: I’ve started working on a sci-fi short story for an upcoming Writers of Warrensburg anthology. So far I have around 1,000 words. More on that coming soon. 🙂
The YA SciFi Alien Invasion/Dystopian Conspiracy short story revisions are on hold. Comic script (“If I Had Asked”) on hold.
Untitled Fantasy Story: On hold. Next step is to review and adjust the first book’s outline, and then adjust book two’s outline.
SBibb’s Photographic Illustration: Future Goals: Update the Infinitas Publishing website banner. Figure out a schedule for uploading general art projects.
Daz PA: Two new sets have released! 😀 (And I made some adjustments to my Egyptian Ankh makeup set so that it worked better in Daz Studio 4.20).
This one was something of a collaboration, since I used RawArt’s classical minotaur as the base. It was a lot of fun to work with, and I very much enjoyed putting this pose set together.
This is a surprise/fear themed pose set, a little more straightforward than the minotaur one. I’d been working on this set on and off for a while, since several other projects with deadlines kept popping up before I finished this one.
Up next, I’ve submitted an affections group pose set that’s waiting for review. More on that once it releases. I also have a doggo-themed set I’m currently in the process of finishing up and creating promo images for, and I may have another collab project I’ll be working on shortly (different artist). More on those later. 🙂
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Happy writing and reading (Or 3D rendering if you’re into Daz)! 🙂