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Infinitas Publishing – Status Report

A new year, and it’s time to reflect on the past month with a status report! πŸ˜€

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Starless Night: (Book 3 of the Distant Horizon series). On hold for revisions while finishing Deceived drafts.

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): I’d eventually like to create a new cover for the complete collection as well as a print edition for it. Might be a while before we see this, though.

Galina’s Saga (Deceived) – (Distant Horizon spin-off series): The rough draft for Deceived #5 is currently at 25,600 words. (Previously 6,200 words). Managed 19,400 words last month. Progress on this was slower due to working on other projects, holidays, and needing to work out some plot issues.

Once the rough draft is complete, it’ll be time for revisions of the entirety of the series (except book one, which is already released). I’m debating whether or not to change the cover design of the series before I get started on the next one.

Lily’s Story: (Distant Horizon series spin-off/prequel novel) On hold. (Has outline).

Sky Runner:Β (Multiverse novel). On hold. (Has outline)

The Multiverse Chronicles: On hold. (Needs edits).

Little One: Needs Isaac’s notes added to manuscript, and then revised.

TWB 4: (Book Four of The Wishing Blade series). Needs rough draft written. Needs updated outline.

Runes and Ravens (Stone and String 3): Needs outlining and revision.

The Secret in the Shadows: (Prequel novella for The Wishing Blade) On hold.

The Legends of Cirena – Collaborative Adventure Facebook Group: Ro’nor-Zynia cross-over 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 story): On hold while finishing the rough draft of Deceived #5, but will be the next major project so I can get it ready for release in late February.

“MOG”:Β On hold. (Needs revisions)

Changeling: (Huntress #2) Needs formatting for print.

Huntress 3: Needs rough draft completed. (Currently at 25,000 words) On hold.

Game Design: On hold. We need product shots of updated Phalanx board for The Game Crafter.

Space Adventure Comic: Due to me doing a lot of work with a Daz project, Isaac didn’t get as much access to the computer to work on this. He did however, manage to get a little work in on choosing character outfits for a couple of the main characters, and he also managed to get the computer away from me long enough to set up a scene which should include several different panel shots for the first chapter/episode.

Emberverse (Working Title):Β  Revisions on hold. Needs title. Needs outline for “Season 2.”

Marketing: BookFunnel promos have been submitted to, though I still need to set up the weekly promo highlights for the blog. Most of the paid newsletter promos for January have been set up, as well as a few for February (yay for end of the year coupons!).

I still need to revise Amazon Ads for the UK and Germany. I also need to check book categories and keywords, and I still need to cull the Wishing Blade Universe newsletter for inactive subscribers.

Last month I continued running paid newsletter promos for Whispers in the Code as well as The Wind Mage of Maijev. We might be starting to see some sell-through, but it’s too early to tell for certain.

I’m also trying to do a lot more reading of the genres I write in,Β  as well as non-fiction related to writing and marketing, and reading for-fun genres I don’t usually write to improve writing craft. (Plus it’s nice to be reading again. Seemed like I hadn’t been doing that as much lately).

LitRPG / GameLit Story:Β On hold. (Needs revisions and restructuring).

Other Stories: I still want to revise my YA SciFi Alien Invasion/Dystopian Conspiracy short story. But it’s currently on hold.

SBibb’s Photographic Illustration:Β I still need to update the imagery on this blog and the Infinitas Publishing website banner.

I’d like to create a general plan for what I want to write/release/create for Daz next year to start off as a general blueprint.

Daz PA: The holiday kitten morph and poses set I created for the DAZ House Cat was sent out and seems to have been nicely received. πŸ™‚ It was one of the PA Holiday freebies that was free for a few days in December. Not sure if it’ll have any more free days or not.Β I’ve also finished the main pose project I’d been working on last month, with the exception of if there are any issues during testing.

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Happy writing and reading (Or 3D rendering if you’re into Daz)! πŸ™‚

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Weekly Book Promotion Highlight

This week I’m featuring the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Ebook Giveaway!

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Fantasy and sci-fi… this ebook giveaway has a large mix to choose from!

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Ebook Giveaway

(Note: The giveaway above is hosted through BookFunnel. Authors will usually ask for your email address, and in many cases, the author will collect these addresses for their newsletters.)

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I hope you find a good book! πŸ˜€

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Weekly Book Promotion Highlight

This week I’m featuring the Boundless Stories Ebook Fair!

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Have a Kindle Unlimited Subscription?

Love sci-fi and fantasy?

Then don’t miss this ebook fair:

Boundless Stories SciFi and Fantasy Free in KU

(Note: These books should be free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription. Their non-KU prices may vary.)

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I hope you find a good book! πŸ˜€

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Weekly Book Promotion Highlight

This week I’m featuring the YA Sci-Fi with a Side of Powers ebook giveaway!

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Enjoy young adult sci-fi with a magic element? Super powers? Unusual gifts?

Definitely don’t miss this free ebook giveaway! πŸ˜€

YA SciFi with a Side of Powers Promo

(Note: The giveaway above is hosted through BookFunnel. Authors will usually ask for your email address, and in many cases, the author will collect these addresses for their newsletters.)

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I hope you find a good book! πŸ˜€

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Infinitas Publishing – Status Report

Another month has passed, and so the author recounts the previous month’s accomplishments and her plans for the next month…

Time for another status report! πŸ˜€

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Starless Night: (Book 3 of the Distant Horizon series). On hold for revisions while working on NaNoWriMo projects.

Changing Tides: (Book 4 of the Distant Horizon series). Rough draft on hold at 50,000 words. Current plan is to revise Starless Night before returning to this, that way I can make sure the time line is on track.

The Glitch Saga (Distant Horizon spin-off series): I’m thinking of creating a print edition of the three books combined, possibly with a new cover. Might be a while before that happens, though.

Galina’s Saga (Deceived) – Part Two and Three(Distant Horizon spin-off series): So… last time I posted a report the plan was two write two novellas for NaNoWriMo, thus completing the main ARC of Galina’s story.

Does anyone even want to guess how that went?

Anyone?

*Sigh.*

I’m absolutely thrilled to say it went a lot better than expected, and here’s where it landed (off in “Stephanie writes more than she plans and Isaac keeps giving her more plot points” land):

Deceived #2 (Tentatively titled Exposed) – Rough draft complete at 50,000 words (my NaNo Rebel novella ending up actually being a novel).

Deceived #3 – Rough draft complete at 22,000 words. Ended up being a plot that was not in my outline because Isaac wanted to see them have a little more trouble getting back to the Community, and saw the perfect opportunity for cameos of side characters we see briefly inΒ Distant Horizon. Sounded like fun and made a lot of sense for the story, so I ran with it, and dropped my original outline. I have a few more scenes I’d like to add to this during revisions.

Deceived #4 – Rough Draft complete at 25,000 words. It felt complete before I actually reached the end, though, so cue another book in the sequence

Deceived #5: NaNoWriMo rough draft ended at 3,000 words, incomplete. I’m still working on this one, and it’s currently at 6,200 words. I expect this one to be somewhere in the 20,000-word range.
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I think #5 should wrap up Galina’s primary arc, though there may be a stand alone #6 because I really want to see how they handle helping the Community when Legion shows up.

So yeah… the next step is finishing the rough draft of #5 and then revising all the rough drafts.

Good news is that this project showed me just how helpful 20 minute and 40 minute sprints can be to my writing productivity.

That… and 100,000 words in a month! πŸ˜€

Lily’s Story: (Distant Horizon series spin-off/prequel novel) On hold. (Has outline).

Sky Runner:Β (Multiverse novel). On hold. (Has outline)

The Multiverse Chronicles: On hold. (Needs edits).

Little One: Needs Isaac’s notes added to manuscript, and then revised.

TWB 4: (Book Four of The Wishing Blade series). Needs rough draft written. Needs updated outline.

Runes and Ravens (Stone and String 3): Needs outlining and revision.

The Secret in the Shadows: (Prequel novella for The Wishing Blade) On hold.

The Legends of Cirena – Collaborative Adventure Facebook Group: Ro’nor-Zynia cross-over is still on hold. Waiting to finish current projects before I revise what’s already written, and then continue the next section.

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 story): Revisions on hold for NaNoWriMo. But as soon as I finish the rough draft for Deceived #5, this is next big project I want to focus on so I can get it out to beta-readers.

“MOG”:Β On hold. (Needs revisions)

Changeling: (Huntress #2) Needs formatting for print.

Huntress 3: Needs rough draft completed. (Currently at 25,000 words) On hold.

Game Design: On hold. We need product shots of updated Phalanx board for The Game Crafter.

Space Adventure Comic: I finally converted the “avian” aliens to Genesis 3 and 8 to make it easier for Isaac to work with them. Not a whole lot of new progress here (unless you count a brief flurry of reading web comics to start getting a feel for how they’re structured).

Emberverse (Working Title): Currently on hold while working on other projects. Still needs actual title. Next step will be revising what’s currently written so I know where to take “season two.”

Marketing: I’ve scheduled most paid promos for December and need to finish setting up the scheduled weekly book promo highlights. I still need to revise the Amazon Ads for the UK and Germany. I also need to check book categories and keywords, though Legends of Cirena and Whispers in the Code has had some updates in that regard. I also still need to cull the Wishing Blade Universe newsletter for inactive subscribers.

I’ve begun running paid newsletter promos for Whispers in the Code as well as The Wind Mage of Maijev.

Sent out copies of Distant Horizon to the contest winners of the YA Science Fiction and Fantasy BookSweeps giveaway. I also created a longer on-boarding sequence for the subscribers who signed up for my newsletter through that method. I did have a couple sales of the Distant Horizon books during that week, but I’m not sure if it was a result of the on-boarding sequence or of the paid newsletters.

LitRPG / GameLit Story:Β On hold. (Needs revisions and restructuring).

Other Stories: I wrote a 5000 word short story (science fiction) and submitted it to an anthology. Got a rejection, but that’s okay, because I’ve got ideas of how I’d like to flesh out the story a bit more and try to improve the twists so it’s not so predictable. (YA SciFi Alien Invasion/Dystopian Conspiracy). Not sure if I’ll try submitting it to a couple other science fiction magazines I used to enjoy reading once I finish revisions or go ahead and self-publish it.

SBibb’s Photographic Illustration:Β I still need to update the imagery on the blog (and I should probably update the images on the Infinitas Publishing web site banner, while I’m at it). I also want to weed through the side bar links.

In other news, this blog now has a new domain name! Since I mostly focus on books now, the domain is now stephanieflintbooks.com . You can still reach the blog through sbibb.wordpress.com , however. πŸ™‚

Also, I finally updated the Contact page. It had, um, apparently been a while since I’d done so. I removed the links specifically for my book cover design business since I’m no longer actively advertising that, and I updated it with the various author links.

That said, I still have my original SBibbPhoto domain, and I’ve been debating if there might be something I could do with that for my Daz artwork.

Daz PA: I accidentally corrupted my document with notes and how much time I was spending on each project, but at least it’s not a huge loss and was for my own personal use.

Started a new one.

(Reminder… don’t forget back-ups or periodically saving under a new file name!)

No new releases since last time, but I did finish up the holiday freebie I wanted to submit, so that should show up eventually, and I made progress on another pose set.

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Huntress – FREE for a limited time!

I know, I know… there’s two posts today. But since Huntress is only going to be free for a few days, I wanted to give you a heads up as soon as possible. πŸ™‚

Long story short… Huntress is free on Amazon for everyone.

https://www.amazon.com/Huntress-Stephanie-Flint-ebook/dp/B07L26P9GN/

Unlike with Whispers in the Code and The Wind Mage of Maijev, which are perma-free, this one is going back up in price soon.

So if you want to read it and you don’t have a KU subscription, now’s the time to grab it. πŸ™‚

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She’s augmented.

Perfect.

But will loyalty to the corporation that raised her defeat her love for the young woman challenging the corporate president?

SBibb - Huntress Book Cover

A YA Dystopian Snow White Retelling

Read Huntress for FREE on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Huntress-Stephanie-Flint-ebook/dp/B07L26P9GN/

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I hope you find a good book! πŸ˜€

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Weekly Book Promotion Highlight

This week I’m featuring the Worlds of Magic fantasy giveaway and the Fairy Tale Retellings Ebook Fair!

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Love a good fantasy ebook? Check out this giveaway!

Worlds of Magic Fantasy Ebook Promo

(Note: The giveaway above is hosted through Story Origin. Authors will usually ask for your email address, and in many cases, the author will collect these addresses for their newsletters.)

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Can’t find enough fairy tale retellings? This ebook fair is for you…

Fairy Tale Retellings Ebook Fair

(Note: Various prices, some may be available at multiple retailers and some may only be available on Amazon or in Kindle Unlimited.)

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I hope you find a good book! πŸ˜€

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New Domain Name! :-D

Ah, the joys of Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales!

I’d been hoping to pick up a domain name for this blog, and thanks to Namecheap’s sales (goes until November 30th, if you’re interested), I finally snagged one.

Admittedly, I’d been hoping for a “yourname.com” but, in my case, that had already been registered, apparently back in 2004 (well before I even knew Isaac).

So I chose stephanieflintbooks.com, which is what you’ll now see whenever heading over to this blog. πŸ˜€

You can still get to this blog through sbibb.wordpress.com, (I’ll be slowly going through the process of updating the back matter in books as I update new books in the series) and I still plan to use SBibb as my nickname.

But now the URL should look just a little more professional.

And it has a bonus to the SEO thanks to “books” in the URL.

I still need to do some overall rebranding of the blog, but one step at a time.

First the removal of ads. Second, the new domain name…

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In the meantime, I wanted to give you a quick heads up that GeektasticBooks is going to be doing a sci-fi and fantasy book themed advent calendar during December.

Basically… links to mostly free book options. πŸ™‚

If that’s something you’re interested in, head over to their website to sign up to their newsletter:

GeektasticBooks Advent Calendar

Have a great week! πŸ˜€

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Weekly Book Promotion – Bonus Highlight

Bonus highlight– this week I’m also featuring the Black Friday / Cyber Monday Fantasy Ebook Fair!

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Enjoy getting good deals on fantasy ebooks? These should be $2.99 or less (including a few free!)

Black Friday Cyber Monday Fantasy EBook Fair

(Note: $2.99 or less, some may be available at multiple retailers and some may only be available on Amazon or in Kindle Unlimited.)

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I hope you find a good book! πŸ˜€

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Weekly Book Promotion Highlight

This week I’m featuring the Free Sci-fi and Fantasy EbooksΒ giveaway!

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Enjoy both fantasy and sci-fi? Find a good spec fic book in this giveaway:

Free Sci-Fi and Fantasy Ebooks Giveaway

(Note: The giveaway above is hosted through Book Funnel. Authors will usually ask for your email address, and in many cases, the author will collect these addresses for their newsletters.)

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I hope you find a good book! πŸ˜€

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