Weekly Book Promotion Highlight

Today I’m featuring the Free Sci-Fi & Fantasy ebook giveaway!

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This giveaway has several science fiction and fantasy ebooks to choose from:

Free Sci-Fi & 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! 😀

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Weekly Book Promotion Highlight

Today I’m featuring the Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror ebook fair!

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These speculative fiction ebooks are free across multiple retailers:

SciFi Fantasy and Horror Free Book Promo

(Note: Though all books should be free, some stores revert prices without the author knowing. Check price before buying.)

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I hope you find a good book! 😀

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Weekly Book Promotion Highlight

Today I’m featuring the Fantasy Epics ebook giveaway!

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This ebook giveaway features a bunch of fantasy ebooks:

Fantasy Epics 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! 😀

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Weekly Book Promotion Highlight

Today I’m featuring the Fantasy & Magic Free Ebook giveaway!

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Today we have more fantasy ebooks to choose from:

Fantasy and Magic Free 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! 😀

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Infinitas Publishing – Status Report

December has flown by (like all the other months?) and now it’s time for the monthly Infinitas Publishing Status Report!

I’ve highlighted the projects that had changes in blue. 🙂

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Starless Night: (Book 3 of the Distant Horizon series). I’m currently in the process of proofreading Starless Night one more time before setting up the print edition. I’ve printed out the manuscript to sort of resemble a print book as a way to get a fresh take on it.

Additionally, I waited a little over a week before starting to work on this again after finishing NaNoWriMo with Changing Tides, and plan to focus on finishing this in January.

Changing Tides: (Book 4 of the Distant Horizon series). On hold until Starless Night proofreading for print edition is complete.

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’ve begun editing notes on Deceived #2. I plan to finish a round of revisions by the end of January.

Future Goals: Add Isaac’s notes from Deceived #4 into the manuscript and revise #5 before handing it to Isaac for his feedback. Additionally, 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): Not a big update, but I did add another few hundred words to the next episode.

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: I’ve added several plot points into Scrivener and started figuring out who the main characters are likely to be. I’ve also outlined (in summary format) about seven to nine chapters. This is all still very tentative in how I’m going to present the story, but I am very much enjoying using Scrivener to organize this. It’s been quite useful for jotting down notes that might make it into the story later.

I think one of my next steps will be creating a map of Litkanston and figuring out what the different tribes will be. While I’m not sure that we’ll see any scenes specifically from within Litkanston, it’ll be helpful in figuring out the different character motives and their cultures.

Mainly, though, this is a backburner project that I’ll be plotting and adding to while working on other projects.

“MOG”: On hold. (Needs revisions)

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

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

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). This is a for-fun project. I’ve finally had a chance to render a few more panels and start organizing another page, though I haven’t posted any updates yet.

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

Marketing: I didn’t run any paid ads in December, however I have scheduled the weekly promo highlights for this month. (Apparently scheduling promos works really well while waiting for loads of laundry to finish– it’s a task that doesn’t require a super amount of concentration, but can get done pretty easily between rounds. Nice to finally figure that out.)

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. Look over my notes from the 20Booksto50K online conference and determine what plan of action I’d like to take for the next few months.

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

Other Stories: I’d like to submit a short 2-8 page comic script to an anthology that has open submissions right now. We’ll see if I can get something put together by the due date. Since I haven’t really done comic scripts before, I don’t expect it to be accepted, but I think it might be a fun experience.

Also, Isaac and I are plotting an untitled fantasy story using Scrivner (unrelated to Cirena). More on that later, once more details are in place.

The YA SciFi Alien Invasion/Dystopian Conspiracy short story revisions are on hold.

SBibb’s Photographic Illustration: The cover, basic ebook formatting, and print formatting for the indie press I’m working with is now in proof stage! I had hoped to be further along by this point, but the next step is waiting to see how the proofs come out.

Future Goals: Update the Infinitas Publishing website banner. Figure out a schedule for uploading general art projects.

Daz PA: My holiday freebie, SBibb Snowball Fight Props and Poses released at the end of December. I haven’t yet started the next project, though I hope to complete another one by the end of the month. It will likely be a case of polishing a partially completed project from earlier.

 

SBibb Snowball Fight Props and Poses Promo

 

(No link since it was a holiday freebie and no longer available in the store).

 

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

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Revisiting the Goals of 2021 – Infinitas Publishing

At the beginning of the 2021 year I created a tentative goals list for the year. A very tentative goals list.

(As in… a lot of things changed).

But now that the year’s almost over, I thought it might be interesting to take a look and see what happened, what didn’t, and what slipped in that wasn’t planned. 🙂

What’s in red is the original plan…

What’s in black is what actually happened:

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Distant Horizon Universe

 

  • Release Distant Horizon #3 (Starless Night)

This one is on pre-order for late October. Still needs revisions, but the rough draft is written. (Full length novel)

–> We released Starless Night in November. Though delayed, the ebook was completed! 😀

 

  • Finish rough draft of Distant Horizon #4 (Changing Tides)

I’m currently halfway through the rough draft (full length novel), though it will likely need fairly major revisions to update the timeline after book three.

–> Scrapped the aforementioned draft of Changing Tides due to changes in Starless Night, and wrote a new 50,000 words. This draft is not yet complete.

 

  • Release books #2-5 of Galina’s Saga (Deceived)

The rough draft of all four unpublished books (ranging between 20k to 50k words in length) is complete, and they’re ready for revision. The goal is to have all books completed and to rapid release them, probably a month apart from each other. If I can have these ready to go by late spring/early summer, that would be awesome. But depending on how many changes are necessary, it may be later in the year before they’re released.

–> Well… this didn’t happen. #5 needs major revisions (and there might be a #6, not sure yet?). Isaac did get a chance to read through #2-4 and leave notes.

 

  • Unplanned Additions

–> We started releasing a themed image for each newsletter, so we’ve managed to build a mini back-catalogue of themed images.

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The Wishing Blade Universe

 

  • Write rough drafts for books #4 and #5 of The Wishing Blade series.

Had a couple false starts with book four, so I’ll probably start that one again from scratch. I expect these both to be full length novels.

–> *Attempts to whistle sheepishly before realizing she’s not particularly good at whistling.*

Um… no progress made here.

 

  • Release The Wind Mage and the Wolf

Currently revising this one for release in late February. (Around 30,000 words)

–> The Wind Mage and the Wolf was published in February. 😀

 

  • Release Legends of Cirena #8 and #9

Book eight needs revisions, and book nine needs it’s rough draft completed. Also, I need to determine where this series is going to go following book nine. (I think these are both around 30,000 words?)

–> The Trial of Bells and Blood (LoC #8) was released in July. 😀

–> LoC #9 (The Dark Forest of Aneth) was named and a cover concept started, but the rough draft still needs completed.

 

  • Unplanned Additions

–> We started releasing a themed image for each newsletter. Since it’s a monthly newsletter, not a whole lot of images have been made yet, but the catalogue is slowly growing.

–> I’ve begun outlining what comes next in the Legends of Cirena era. My hope is that ironing out those details will help solidify a few details meant to appear in the last couple Wishing Blade books, as well as helping determine how The Dark Forest of Aneth should end.

 

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Huntress Universe

 

  • Release Book #3 of the Huntress series.

The rough draft is currently halfway written. (I’m expecting it to be a short novel). Though I’m currently planning to initially release book three in Kindle Unlimited, like the previous two books, ultimately, I want to take this series wide.

–> No progress on Huntress #3, though I did take the series wide.

 

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Space Adventure Comic

 

  • Finish a complete episode.

Since comics are new to us, I expect quite a few hiccups along the way. Still, with Isaac making progress on organizing scenes, I’m hoping we can have the first episode complete by the end of June.

–> So… we haven’t completed a finished episode. We did storyboard it, and Isaac made a lot of progress on character creation and even scene creation/organization, but rendering those images and putting them together on a page hasn’t happened yet.

 

  • Unplanned Additions

–> I started working on my Villain Problems comic, which does have a few renders complete and a couple pages roughly drafted. This is a for-fun project.

–> Isaac started work on another comic idea and has several scenes in place, which still needs polished and rendered. This is a for-fun project. 

 

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Daz PA

 

  • Release a product a month… or at least 12 products before the end of the year.

I’d like to get at least one product out each month, or the equivalent (since sometimes products don’t come out when expected. I already have a few planned (some even partially completed) that could work for the first few months. I’d also like to better learn Hexagon and Substance Painter, that way I can start creating outfits.

–> I ran into a few hang-ups that slowed me down on these projects. Switching a couple in-progress projects from Genesis 8 to Genesis 8.1, redoing part of a project to make the characters look more realistic and improve promos, and learning how to use Hexagon for modeling props (Taiko and Snowball Fight). Still, I ended up with a total of 9 completed projects (one of those being a collaboration). Not quite one a month, but still, a pretty good number of releases.

January – Hearing Aid Poses and Expressions for Genesis 8 and 8.1

March – SBibb Charismatic Bard Poses and Expressions for Torment 8.1

April – SBibb Diverse World Morphs for 200 Plus for Genesis 8 Male

July – SBibb Cursed Merman Poses and Expressions for Zale 8.1;  SBibb Seafarer Expressions for Wolfgang 8.1

August – SBibb Buccaneer Expressions for Jinx Jones 8.1; SBibb Taiko Props and Poses for Genesis 8 and 8.1

October – SBibb Diverse World Vol 2 for 200 Plus for Genesis 8 Female

December – SBibb Snowball Fight Props and Poses for Genesis 8 and 8.1

 

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One thing I’ve decided to test changing is that last year I attempted to do a daily, hourly schedule. When it worked, it was awesome. And I loved the idea of it. Unfortunately, it was difficult to stick to, and eventually got entirely tossed out the window because of trying to also work around Isaac’s school schedule.

So, for 2022, I’m testing a new method. This version involves marking a calendar with deadlines for when I’d like to have things done, but without saying it needs to be done on a specific day. More like monthly goals, broken down into easier to manage chunks. Plus, I’ve set myself a goal of writing/editing 50,000 words a month. Anything beyond that is tracked to the next month, that way if I have a month that I know might be hectic, I still have a chance to get ahead.

There may be a few things I’ve missed in this round-up, and for monthly progress I have the Infinitas Publishing Status Reports.

Now I just need to create a round-up of goals for 2022. 🙂

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Weekly Book Promotion Highlight

Today I’m featuring the January Portal to Fantasy ebook giveaway!

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This ebook giveaway features several fantasy ebooks:

Portal to 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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Weekly Book Promotion Highlight

Today I’m featuring the December Fantasy & Magic Free ebook giveaway!

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This ebook giveaway features more free fantasy ebooks:

December Fantasy & Magic Free Ebook Giveaway

(Note: The giveaways above are 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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Weekly Book Promotion Highlight

Today I’m featuring the Sci-Fi & Fantasy Women Authors ebook giveaway!

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This giveaway features science fiction and fantasy books written by women authors:

SciFi and Fantasy Women Authors

(Note: The giveaways above are 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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Weekly Book Promotion Highlight

Today I’m featuring the Portal to Fantasy Free Fantasy ebook giveaway!

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This ebook giveaway features a bunch of fantasy ebooks:

Portal to Fantasy Free Fantasy Ebooks

(Note: The giveaways above are 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! 😀

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