With March over (and super busy given that this also held Spring Break), and April now here, it’s time for another 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’ve started inputting the proofreading notes into the manuscript for the print edition.
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).
Galina’s Saga (Deceived) – (Distant Horizon spin-off series): I’ve finally chosen to call the series Deceived, after the first book, which falls in line with what similar books in the genre do.
I’ve finished the read through of Deceived #2, and I’m now running it through ProWritingAid. Almost done with that, and then it goes back to Isaac for his feedback. After that, beta-readers.
Additionally… I think I’m done with the updated cover! Here is the current version, though I may still make a few tweaks before calling it complete. I have gone ahead and uploaded it to the various online retailers.
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.
Erin’s Story (Deceived Prequel): This was something of an unplanned project, because I decided to take Tammi Lebrecque’s “Cookie Challenge” course. This is a reader magnet from Erin’s point of view, and currently clocks in at 11,000 words. Short story! This one has been drafted, revised, given to Isaac for feedback, revised again, and run through ProWritingAid. It’s now back in Isaac’s hands.
Next up, creating a cover for it, based on the new Deceived cover.
I plan to make the ebook a newsletter-exclusive story, at least for a while, which will be free to newsletter subscribers. I may make a print edition as well, but I’m not sure about that yet.
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) I’ve started inputting Isaac’s notes into the manuscript, though this is still a back-burner project.
Wishing Blade Prequel (Prequel novella for The Wishing Blade): This is a short story I’m working on as a newsletter reader magnet for the Wishing Blade series, as part of the Cookie Challenge course I’m taking. This one has been partly outlined and is currently about 5,500 words into the rough draft. It will be primarily from Shevanlagiy’s point of view, in the days leading up to the Stealing. There may be a few scenes from Toranih’s point of view as well.
Like the Deceived prequel, 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 on hold. Needs back matter and front matter adjusted.
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). On hold.
Emberverse (Working Title): Revisions on hold. Needs title. Needs outline for “Season 2.”
Marketing: No paid ads this month aside from a few Amazon drip ads (that I’d admittedly forgot where still running, since they don’t usually get impressions), though I participated in the usual BookFunnel Promos. I didn’t keep up with Twitter as much as I would have liked, but I plan to jump back into my daily posts in the coming month. The Smashwords sale didn’t really see much traction for me, though I only advertised it to my newsletter list and once on Twitter. I did give away a few free copies of The Cursed Halls of Kalecen.
Next month I plan to test some new Amazon drip ads designed specifically around Deceived’s new cover. Unless they take off and do really well, I don’t plan to put a lot of emphasis on those.
I still need to schedule this month’s Weekly Promo Highlights.
I finally finished updating the business ledger and business taxes. Woot! (Now to keep that updated on a monthly basis instead of trying to compile it all at once).
One of my goals was to create more focused reader magnets for my book series, and (as mentioned above), that’s currently in the works. Deceived should have a new reader magnet by the end of the month (which will replace Deceived as the Distant Horizon universe reader magnet). I’m also working on a new reader magnet for the Wishing Blade series (which will replace Stone and String). Eventually I might make a few other “cookies,” but those are my starting points.
Other future goals: 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: 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: I wrapped up the PDF on the magic-themed pose/prop set and submitted it. The set did get sent back with some requested changes, which stumped me for a couple weeks before I finally figured out how to make the change look right. I sent the prototype version, which was approved, so I just need to finalize the additions and resubmit.
After that I’ll finalize my surprise/fear-themed pose set. (Promos and setting up the submission page).
I’m still considering making an illuminated geoshell makeup set after that.
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Happy writing and reading (Or 3D rendering if you’re into Daz)! 🙂