Now that April has swung by and May is 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 need to finish inputting proofreading notes into the manuscript and then format 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).
Deceived #2 – (Distant Horizon spin-off series): I’ve done a small run of Deceived #2 through ProWritingAid, and printed it out for proofing and pacing. I’ve finished my initial proofreading notes, and I’m now in the process of inputting those notes into the manuscript. I found a few pacing issues I want to correct before handing it back to Isaac. I also updated the Amazon categories for the series, but still need to check the categories on other retailers.
I do have a title for this, but it hasn’t been announced yet. (Keep an eye out for that announcement!)
After this, my next step is to create the cover for this book, then 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.
Initiated (Erin’s Story – a Deceived prequel): Isaac has finished reading through Initiated, I’ve applied those edits, printed it out for proofreading and pacing, input those notes, and sent it out to beta-readers! I’ve recently gotten their feedback back, so I need to gather that and begin making any edits.
Next step will be to do a read-aloud, and any final formatting tweaks.
Then it will be time to release it to newsletter subscribers (Distant Horizon Universe newsletter)! 😀
After that I’ll be updating any information relating to the newsletter freebie for joining the newsletter (website, book back matter, etc).
In the meantime, I’ve created a cover for Initiated (there may still be a few small tweaks):
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): I currently have 12,000 words written. I completed my initial draft, but wasn’t satisfied with the conflict. I ended up writing the scenes onto index cards, shuffling them around, dropping one scene, and adding in several others. 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: I started jotting down a short story idea for a Litkanston character. Not sure if this will go anywhere or not.
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: Again, no paid ads this month aside from a couple Amazon drip ads. I did participate in a couple BookFunnel Promos, and mostly kept up with having a daily Twitter post.
I did get last month’s Weekly Promo Highlights scheduled, and got the ones for this month scheduled.
Isaac and I also participated in two book signings at the local comic book shop, Black Ice Comics & Books, for Independent Bookstore Day and Free Comic Book Day. We stuck to showcasing our books this time, and for the latter we created a mini zine with a few behind the scenes notes and art for the Wishing Blade Universe. These were based on images we’ve showcased in the newsletter.
Independent Bookstore Day:
Free Comic Book Day:
We shared a table with Aleksi (Gray) for Free Comic Book Day. If you enjoy queer fantasy comics and coloring books, check out their work: https://linktr.ee/alakotila Fell Swoop is a sweet queer romance that has an absolutely adorable giant jumping spider I happen to adore, and I love their Enchanted coloring book. The art make me happy. 😀
Other future marketing 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: This was largely on hold while I worked on the Newsletter Ninja Cookie Challenge, but I did finally get it updated. I ran into a snag on my current project due to changes in how luminosity is handled between Daz Studio 4.15 and Daz Studio 4.20, which, in combination with a mistake in how I saved the previous prop file, meant that I needed to rerun the renders (that I had already rerun to include the new wisps aspect). It has now been resubmitted, accepted, and waiting for a release date. 😀
The next step is finalizing my surprise/fear-themed pose set (polishing the art promos, creating the clay render promos, and setting up the submission page).
After that, I’m working on a separate pose project that I can’t release details about just yet, and then I’m debating making an illuminated geoshell makeup set, or creating another Diverse World character head morphs set.
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Happy writing and reading (Or 3D rendering if you’re into Daz)! 🙂