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Infinitas Publishing – Status Report

And now it’s July! (Lookie! I’m actually posting this on the 1st!) That means 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 CoverStarless Night: (Book 3 of the Distant Horizon series). On hold while finishing The Trial of Bells and Blood.

I’m hoping to add in the missing scenes and make revisions from my notes in July. After that, it’s either ProWritingAid notes or a first round of beta-readers for content feedback.

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): 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): During our trip to Missouri, Isaac got a chance to read through the current version of Deceived #2. Most of his feedback has involved easy changes, with the exception of a couple scenes. I’m planning on making those changes in early July before continuing edits on Starless Night, and possibly sending out Deceived #2 to beta-readers while making the Starless Night edits.

Also, I’m still considering adding in a book six, though I’m not sure yet. I still have plans for a possible book cover update as well. Got all the pieces in place, and now need to set them up in Daz and render them.

Still need to decide on the series title update.

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: More notes need to be added into the manuscript before starting revisions. On hold.

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: Ro’nor-Zynia cross-over is on hold. I’m hoping to have time in July or August to read through the current rough draft and make revisions so I can get this started up again in the Facebook group soon. Possibly August?

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.

SBibb - The Trial of Bells and Blood CoverThe Trial of Bells and Blood (Hahven (The Cursed Halls of Kalecen) & Alia (The Scars of Her Past) cross-over / A Legends of Cirena novella): I’ve updated the manuscript based on feedback from the writers group I go to (Hi, Writers of Warrensburg!) and given it one more reading pass. After a pass in ProWritingAid, I sent it out to beta-readers.

I’ve gotten beta-reader feedback, and I’ll be applying that in the next few days before uploading the final manuscript to the different retailers.

“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. Depending on how much time revisions take on Deceived #2, Starless Night, and Legends of Cirena #9, I’m hoping to at least begin looking over the rough draft for Huntress #3. Seems more likely that I’ll start working on this in August, though.

Game Design: On hold. Not much new progress this month. We still need to polish and finalize the card art for our elemental game, as well as continue further testing of the game mechanics.

Future plans in game design involve taking product shots of the updated Phalanx board for The Game Crafter, and possibly preparing a print-and-play version of Battle Decks.

Space Adventure Comic: On hold until both of us have time to sit down at the same time and finalize panels for episode one.

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

Marketing: The weekly ebook promo highlights have been set up for this month. Last month I focused on three promos, and this month I’m focusing on four. A little bit of experimenting, since it did seem that showcasing them multiple times (rather than in one single newsletter) increased the amount of traffic to those promos. We’ll see if that trend continues.

In the meantime, I didn’t do any paid promos (aside from the usual ones through BookFunnel), and sales dropped drastically. The plan now is to assess the previous promos to see which ones did best. I plan to utilize paid promos again this month, particularly regarding the Legend of Cirena series since there will be the new release (The Trial of Bells and Blood) later in the month.

Future goals: As with the past few times, I still plan to revise the Amazon Ads I’m using. I’ve got one new ad I’m testing with Huntress. One thing I’ve been trying to do is read more books related to the ones I write, and I’m planning to focus on comp titles with those ads. Not sure how well it’ll work, but we’ll see if it has a better response (provided I can get the ads to show in the first place).

I still want to overhaul the book categories and keywords for the different series, 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. Also have a necromancer/villain problems short story I want to write at some point.

SBibb’s Photographic Illustration: Eventually I want to update the Infinitas Publishing website banner, but that’s on the back burner for now.

For presentations, I got to participate in a Novel Writing workshop with the Writers of Warrensburg. My topic was “Crafting Your Fictional World.” I had a blast, and I might have had a little too much fun putting together the worksheet for it. (If you’re curious, you can find it on the Writers of Warrensburg Resources page). Took me the whole day to finish it after creating the outline (with testing to try to get my corresponding presentation time down to 45 minutes… somehow I succeeded), and I submitted it at either one or two in the morning. (To be fair, it’s not entirely uncommon for me to go to bed then, but I digress).

Anyway, I’d kind of like to explore the world-building topic further, and I know I only barely touched on some of the topics in the presentation. If that’s something you’d like to see more of, let me know.

Daz PA: I submitted one prop and pose set and got feedback on it. Hoping to resubmit that once I make a few tweaks. I have another pose set that’s almost done. I need to make the promos, and then I’ll submit it. No new releases last month (though I did have a few products in the temporary PC+ for a Day sale), but it looks like there’s a good chance of having a couple products come out relatively close together in the coming month or so.

I’m thinking after that I’ll probably work on finishing the female variant of the Diverse Worlds head morphs, but there’s at least one other pose set I’d like to complete, too. 

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Infinitas Publishing – Status Report

I’m not quite sure where the month went… it feels like I got a lot of stuff done, but I’m not really sure what. I think there was a lot of planning involved for summer. And fighting with UV maps.

A lot of fighting with UV maps. (3D modeling learning curve).

And revisions. There was that, too, though that involved less glaring at a set of lines and trying to figure out why they weren’t lined up correctly on the texture side of things.

Still, we’ve switched over to June, which means it’s now time for the Infinitas Publishing Status Report!

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

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Starless Night CoverStarless Night: (Book 3 of the Distant Horizon series). My goal for May was to finish the first round of revisions on Starless Night. To achieve that, I set up a project on the NaNoWriMo website (because you can make projects that use the goal structure at times other than November and the camps–sweet!) for editing 100,000 words. That ended up putting my par at roughly 3400 words per day (took about an hour to achieve if I wasn’t stopping to research something).

Good news is that I completed that goal! The first pass of revisions is complete at 125,000 words (97,000 words since the last status report a few days into May).

I managed to write everyday until I finished the goal, so I sort of did it daily (though the site doesn’t show it since I stopped after the goal was achieved before the end of the month), and I also reached my par every day with the exception of one, which was the day after I got my second covid shot.

There are still pieces left to revise: at least three scenes that need to be written and added in, areas that aren’t quite getting the right tone/characterization, and sections that need minor tweaks or research. I left myself notes so that I could find them again and fix them in the next pass.

After that’s complete, I plan to send this out to beta-readers. (It might go through ProWritingAid edits first… not sure yet).

Still, it’s in a pretty good spot. My initial focus in June is going to be polishing The Trial of Bells and Blood. After that, I plan to work on the second pass of Starless Night revisions. I expect that to be a little spotty, however, due to summer vacation and various events. I’m expecting to get more of this done in July.

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): 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): Mostly on hold for the moment. I have a few scenes I know I want to add and adjust in the books I’ve already drafted.

However, the real news here is that, while revising Starless Night, I realized there were some things that should have happened in the Deceived series that would effect how Galina’s group interacts with Jenna in Starless Night. Started plotting what that was so I could keep it consistent…

And I might have come up with an idea for a sixth book in the Deceived series.

I’m not sure yet if this one will be written or if the series will stay complete at book five, but I do plan to outline it to make the next round of Starless Night revisions easier.

Other than that, this series is temporarily on hold while finalizing The Trial of Bells and Blood and revising Starless Night.

In yet other news… I think I might have finally struck on a book cover design for the series that I like and should also be on target for the genre. (Woot!) Hopefully I’ll get that updated sometime this month.

That said, I’m still debating on what the series title should be.

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: More notes need to be added into the manuscript before starting 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: Ro’nor-Zynia cross-over is on hold. Current rough draft needs revisions and then I’ll continue with the story in the group.

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 while completing the Starless Night revisions and polishing The Trial of Bells and Blood.

SBibb - The Trial of Bells and Blood CoverThe Trial of Bells and Blood (Hahven (The Cursed Halls of Kalecen) & Alia (The Scars of Her Past) cross-over / A Legends of Cirena novella): This was on hold in May while getting the Starless Night revision pass completed. However, finalizing this is my primary goal for June.

“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. Hoping I might have time in July to finish the rough draft.

Game Design: Isaac really ramped up progress on the card art for the elemental card game. We figured out an art style for the back of the cards (one which uses a mix of 3Delight rendering instead of Iray, paired with Photoshop filters to get an illustrated effect). He got quite a few of those rendered and the illustration effects applied. Still plenty more to do for this, but a large chunk has now been knocked out. We also managed to get in another test run of the game, and the new rule (limiting the amount of shards per card) made it finish in a much more timely manner. Needs more testing, but we’re hoping that’s a step in the right direction.

Plus, after watching an online panel at ConQuest 52, he got some ideas for how he might update the cards for a legacy game and a few different abilities that might work better than what’s currently in use.

Future plans in game design involve taking product shots of the updated Phalanx board for The Game Crafter, and possibly preparing a print-and-play version of Battle Decks.

Space Adventure Comic: On hold until both of us have time to sit down at the same time and finalize panels for episode one.

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

Marketing: I never did get the weekly book promo highlights set up last month for the blog. (Though they did make it into my newsletters). I did, however, get them set up for this month. I decided to limit the amount of promos I participate in this month more than I usually do, with the idea I can showcase each promo twice (once in each newsletter). We’ll see how that does.

I only did three paid newsletter promos last month, smaller ones, and did see a drop in sales. Not sure yet which ones paid for themselves, but I plan to update the records and examine the results this month so I can decide which ones I want to continue doing and which ones I don’t want to bother with. So far I haven’t set up any new paid promos for this month. That may change once I look over the records.

Future goals: Revise Amazon Ads in general (trim old, non-performing ads and decide whether to start any new ads), update book categories and keywords for the different series, calculate how book promos are doing, and update the business ledger for book royalties (I did get part of this updated).

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

Other Stories: After watching a ConQuest 52 panel about anthologies, I’m really wanting to write a short story to submit to a magazine or anthology. I realized I might be able to take a couple story ideas in which I have an idea, but not a full-length novel or novella, and explore it that way, especially since those ideas aren’t part of an established universe yet.

Not sure when I’ll try writing those stories, but I do have a parody/humorous dungeon villain scene I’d really like to write…

In the meantime, the YA SciFi Alien Invasion/Dystopian Conspiracy short story revisions are on hold.

SBibb’s Photographic Illustration: I’ve updated the imagery on this blog! Not sure if this is going to be the final version, and I still want to update the side bar, but the new look should be a little more on par with the brand and focus more on the author/artist aspect rather than just SBibb’s Photographic Illustration (which I have geared more toward my Daz PA art).

I’d still like to update Infinitas Publishing website banner, but that’s on hold for the moment.

As a side note, I also got to do a “Success in Creative Writing” presentation with Rebecca Frost, which was fun, and this month I’ll be doing a “Crafting Your Fictional World” panel at the June 12 Writers of Warrensburg online novel-writing workshop. (If you’re interested in writing a novel or honing your writing craft, check it out; it’s free!). Both Stan C. Smith and I will be presenting, and he’ll be talking about time-saving tips for novel writing as well as marketing a series, while my presentation will focus on world-building and incorporating world-building details into your novel. (Writers of Warrensburg is the Missouri writers group I’m part of, that I’ve been able to join in again while the meetings are online).

Daz PA: No new releases from me last month. That said, I have a pose/props set that I’m finally getting close to completing. It’s had some rough learning curves, especially regarding some really problematic UV maps. But I think I got them mostly sorted. I got all the smaller props made now, all the poses and expressions made, and now I have one prop morph to make, thumbnails, expression dials, and promos.

It’s getting close. 😀

Additionally, I also have the female variant of the Diverse Worlds head morphs that I’d like to complete, but it’s on hold for the moment while I finish the larger project. 

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Infinitas Publishing – Status Report

May has arrived with lots of daffodils at the end of April and some warmer-ish weather. That means it’s time for another Infinitas Publishing Status Report!

As with last month, I’ve highlighted the projects that had changes in blue. 🙂

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Starless Night CoverStarless Night: (Book 3 of the Distant Horizon series). We’re back in action with Starless Night! Once I finished the first revision pass of the Deceived books, I switched to revising this so I could keep up my “on par” editing word count for Camp NaNo (2500 words per day). 

I then set up a May goal of finishing the first round of revisions on Starless Night, roughly 100,000 words on the NaNoWriMo project tracker. This is the first time I’m using their project tracker setup outside of a NaNo event. In this case, I’ll need to edit 3400 words per day to stay on par. We’ll see if I can keep that up or end up just sticking with aiming for the 100k word revision goal.

So far, though, between the last few days of April and the first few days of May, I’m 28,000 words into the 123,000 word manuscript.

Progress! 😀

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): Goal is to eventually create a new cover and print edition for the complete collection edition. (On hold).

SBibb - Deceived Cover V2 - Kindle EditionGalina’s Saga (Deceived) (Distant Horizon spin-off series): Thanks to completing April’s Camp NaNo project, book 4 and 5 have now had their first revision pass!

#4 –  29,000 words
#5 – 35,000 words

For this round of revisions, my goal was to smooth out scenes that were rough from the drafting phase, choose more specific names for characters, mark which characters need name changes (Such as Selina… whose name sounds too close to Galina), and mark sections that felt too slow or confusing.

My next revision pass with the series will be to make the adjustments I noted in the comment bubbles and add in scenes that still need to be written, before looking over all the unpublished books again for another round of general revisions and handing them off to beta-readers.

That will likely happen sometime after I finish revisions to Starless Night.

In the meantime, I’m still debating whether I like the new cover or want to try something different for the series. Not sure yet. Additionally, the series title may still change.

While I was hoping to release the series in early summer, it’s looking more likely that I’ll either release them late summer, or after Starless Night releases.

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: More notes need to be added into the manuscript before starting 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: Ro’nor-Zynia cross-over is on hold. Current rough draft needs revisions and then I’ll continue with the story in the group.

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 while completing the Starless Night revisions.

SBibb - The Trial of Bells and Blood CoverThe Trial of Bells and Blood (Hahven (The Cursed Halls of Kalecen) & Alia (The Scars of Her Past) cross-over / A Legends of Cirena novella) : I’ve done further revisions for this and gathered more feedback from the writing group I go to via Zoom. My next stage will be a pass through ProWritingAid for edits, and then sending it out to beta-readers.

“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: Progress slowed down this month. I think we got a few more art pieces polished for the elemental card game, but we haven’t had a chance to work out any more details on the rules.

On the personal RPG side of things, Isaac had fun developing a character creation quiz for a dystopian/post-apocalyptic world he created. I’d really like to write a story in that world, but I also know I’ve got several other projects that need to be completed first.

Future plans in game design involve taking product shots of the updated Phalanx board for The Game Crafter, and possibly preparing a print-and-play version of Battle Decks.

Space Adventure Comic: On hold until both of us have time to sit down at the same time and finalize panels for episode one.

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

Marketing: I still need to set up the weekly book promo highlights for May, but I do have the BookFunnel Promos I’m participating in figured out. So far just a couple paid newsletter promos planned for May. I’d like to set up a couple more for the month, but I think my goal this time around is to start calculating how the previous months did and figure out which promos I want to continue testing, and which are going to be cut entirely.

Future goals: Revise Amazon Ads in general (though I’ve mostly been trimming them back rather than creating anything new), check book categories and keywords for the different series (I did update the categories for the Legends of Cirena series on Amazon), and calculate how book promos are doing/update the business ledger for book royalties.

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

Other Stories: YA SciFi Alien Invasion/Dystopian Conspiracy short story revisions on hold.

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

Daz PA: My SBibb Diverse World Morphs for 200 Plus for Genesis 8 Male set has released!

This one has a variety of 25 head morphs that uses the 200 Plus Head and Face Morphs for Genesis 8 Male(s) product by Dogz and Zev0. (That morph set was one of the first products I picked up, and has been extremely useful for character creation. I highly recommend it).

Anyway, the Diverse World head morph set is one that I started creating when applying to become a PA at Daz. I got sidetracked working on other products, so I only just now finished and released it.

SBibb - Diverse Worlds Daz Main Image

 

I’m now working on a Diverse World companion set for Genesis 8 females as a side project, and plan to submit that once it’s complete.

Meanwhile, I’ve continued working on a pose set that required modeling props for it. I finally figured out how to fix the UV maps, and so that project is moving along nicely. The main props are finished, with a couple smaller pieces to make, but the most complex piece is done. Next step will be making the poses to go along with it.

Also… I’m excited to announce that I participated in an interview with Daz for their recent Michael and Victoria inclusion bundles, and I discussed my process in working on the hearing aids pose set. 😀

You can read that blog post here: https://blog.daz3d.com/including-disabilities-in-daz-3d-assets/

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Infinitas Publishing – Status Report

March has marched on, and April is here with spring flowers starting to finally poke their leaves through the damp ground. It’s time for the monthly status report! 😀

Since I realized this list is getting kind of long due to the number of various projects in various stages, I’ve highlighted the ones with changes since the previous report in blue. Hopefully that’ll make it a little easier to read. 🙂

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Starless Night: (Book 3 of the Distant Horizon series). On hold for revisions while revising 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): Goal is to eventually create a new cover and print edition for the complete collection edition. (On hold).

SBibb - Deceived Cover V2 - Kindle EditionGalina’s Saga (Deceived) (Distant Horizon spin-off series): I’ve finished the major revisions to the second book and third book in the series. There’s still some small tweaks that need to be made before the next revision pass, as well as a couple scenes I’m debating adding. I plan to do the next pass once I get the rest of the series revised.

Next up is editing the fourth book in the series. It’s helping that I’ve set my April Camp NaNo goal as finishing the first pass of revisions on the series (75,000 words to revise in April. I’ve currently revised 20,500 words).

Also…

I’ve finished working on a new cover for the first book in the series. The series title may still change, but I’m going to see how the new cover does first. (Trying that “make one change and see how it does” method). I may end up switching back to the original cover, or a variant of the original cover, or something entirely new. But the first step in trying something different is complete. I’m hoping to get the cover design change ironed out before setting up the second book for pre-orders.

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: I got a few more notes added into the manuscript, but there’s more to be done. This was kind of on the back burner while finishing last year’s business taxes so I could get them submitted on time.

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: Ro’nor-Zynia cross-over is on hold. Current rough draft needs revisions and then I’ll continue with the story in the group.

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) : Has it really been a month since this released? Wow, time flies.

Anyway, the Joran short story side project is progressing slowly but surely (mostly getting written and revised during the biweekly Zoom writing sprints of one of the writing groups I go to). It’s still in rough draft phase, and now in the spot where I have to reference what happens in The Wind Mage and the Wolf due to an overlapping scene.

SBibb - The Trial of Bells and Blood CoverLegends of Cirena #8 / The Trial of Bells and Blood (Hahven (The Cursed Halls of Kalecen) & Alia (The Scars of Her Past) cross-over / A Legends of Cirena novella) :

March was a month of finishing cover designs. Legends of Cirena #8 (Now titled, The Trial of Bells and Blood) has a cover!

It also has a release date planned for July 21st, and is available for pre-order. 😀

Amazon (US) | Amazon (UK) | Apple Books | BN.com | Kobo | Smashwords

I’ve been reading it in the writing group I go to via Zoom (hi, everybody!) for critique. My next stage is a read-aloud with Isaac, a pass through ProWritingAid for edits, and then sending it out to beta-readers.

“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: So, uh… this got an unexpected spike in progress last month. Isaac has continued to fly through art creation for his fantasy card game idea, so a good chunk of the card art is waiting for me to finalize the lighting and make sure it’s aligned properly.

Plus, he ironed out more of the rules to the game, and I put together a beta version of the cards with Sharpie drawings on index cards, and we got a chance to test the game. We’ve done three trial runs thus far (the first two were probably around an hour, the third, after changing how resources are collected, ran almost two hours), and have been tinkering with the rules as we go to get it working smoothly.

It’s still primarily a for-fun project, but there’s a chance it’ll end up published eventually.

As usual, I still need to get around to making product shots of the updated Phalanx board for The Game Crafter. 

Also… Isaac has teased the idea of possibly making a print-and-play version of Battle Decks. Nothing’s settled on that idea, but it’s being tossed around as a maybe.

Space Adventure Comic: On hold until both of us have time to sit down at the same time and finalize panels for episode one.

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

Marketing: I’ve set up BookFunnel Promos for April and I’ve started setting up the blog’s weekly promo highlights.

I’ve scheduled a few paid newsletter promos for April but I’m backing off them a little to see how the sales are doing.

I need to revise Amazon Ads in general, and I plan to check book categories and keywords of a series at a time.

I finally culled the Wishing Blade Universe newsletter of inactive subscribers, and I finally finished business taxes. (Good thing… those were due in March). As a bonus, I’ve actually started this year’s business taxes, too. If I can keep up with them on a monthly or bi-monthly basis, it’s going to make finalizing taxes next year so much easier.

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

Other Stories: YA SciFi Alien Invasion/Dystopian Conspiracy short story revisions on hold.

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

Daz PA: I finished the promos for the character head morph set, it’s gone through QA, and I have a release date! So that one is complete. 

In the meantime, I’ve been working on a couple pose sets that also have props, which means I’ve been spending more time with Hexagon tutorials to get a better idea of how to model what I’m trying to create. (Woot, 3D modeling!) I’m thrilled to announce that I think I have successfully modeled an ink pen! I also managed to model and rig a cute-little wormy worm. Might not seem like much, but small steps. 😀

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Infinitas Publishing – Status Report

Now it’s March!

Time for another monthly status report!. 😀

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Starless Night: (Book 3 of the Distant Horizon series). On hold for revisions while revising 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): 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’m almost finished with revisions to the second book in the series. (12,000 words to go out of 55,000 words total). Once that’s done, I’ll hand it to Isaac for his notes. I’m not sure if I’ll switch projects while waiting for feedback or jump straight into revisions for the next book.

I’m debating whether or not to change the cover design for the series. I also plan to update blurbs/keywords/categories, and that sort of thing before release. I might even change the series title since I rarely call it “Galina’s Saga” and more frequently say “the Deceived series,” and I’m thinking something more genre-relevant might be a good change.

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: I got a few more of Isaac’s notes added to the manuscript, but there’s more to be added. After that, it will be on hold until I can start 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: Ro’nor-Zynia cross-over is on hold. I plan to make revisions to everything already written to give myself a reminder of where everything’s at plot-wise, and then I’m thinking I’ll continue the voting process of story creation while finishing up this story.

SBibb - The Wind Mage and the Wolf CoverThe 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) : Now available! I got feedback from my beta-reader (who was awesome and read it on really short notice), I did a read-aloud with Isaac, made final edits, and then uploaded it to all stores. By the time it was complete, it came in at around 45,000 words.

As a small side project, I’ve been working on a short story following Joran’s point of view during the events of The Wind Mage and the Wolf. I’m debating offering it exclusively to the Wishing Blade Universe newsletter subscribers, at least to start with.

Legends of Cirena #8 (Hahven (The Cursed Halls of Kalecen) & Alia (The Scars of Her Past) cross-over / A Legends of Cirena novella) : Still deciding on a title and working on a cover design. (Got the base of it figured out, but it needs some tweaks to really be polished). I didn’t quite figure out the title and cover before I needed to submit the final version of The Wind Mage and the Wolf for publication. Once I have the title and cover finished, I’ll upload this for pre-order. I’m currently aiming to release it in July.

On the bright side, I did a preliminary read-through of the current draft, and I’m fairly happy with it. Next stage may be a read-aloud with Isaac to see if he thinks any of the areas need to be fleshed out, or if it’s good to go. Then I’ll need to run it through ProWritingAid and send it out to beta-readers.

“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. (Maybe finishing the last half could be an April Camp NaNo project? Haven’t decided yet).

Game Design: Officially, it’s on hold while Isaac’s working on his PhD. That said, Isaac’s been tinkering with some fantasy card game mechanics and a bunch of Daz artwork for that idea. Though it’s primarily for fun, it may eventually work its way into a polished game.

Also, as with the last few status reports, we still need product shots of updated Phalanx board for The Game Crafter so we can make that public again.

Space Adventure Comic: On hold until both of us have time to sit down at the same time and finalize panels for episode one.

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

Marketing: BookFunnel promos for March have been submitted to, and I’ve set up the weekly promo highlights for this blog. I still need to set up the paid newsletter promos for the month. I wanted to make sure I had the books of the Wishing Blade universe on Google Play before submitting to new ones.

 Soon I’ll look over the results of the paid promos to see if I want to continue running those or hold off for now.

I uploaded the Wishing Blade universe books (Stone and String, The Wishing Blade, and Legends of Cirena) to Google Play. I’m thinking of doing a blog post to highlight those links. At this point, the only books not on Google Play are the Huntress series (currently Kindle exclusive, though I think after I’ve given the third book some time in KU, I’ll pull them from KU and distribute them wide), and 1000 Words/Ashes.

I set up a few more Huntress Amazon ads, but haven’t seen much of a result.

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

I’ve been continuing to read related fiction books (right now, YA dystopian stories), though I didn’t read quite as much non-fiction writing/marketing craft books as I would have liked.

Also, I’ve been working on business taxes. Note to self: This year, actually start inputting royalties monthly, rather than waiting to do it all at once.

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

Other Stories: YA SciFi Alien Invasion/Dystopian Conspiracy short story revisions on hold.

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

Also, I finally remembered to buy some more dry erase markers when I visited the store. Now I can use my whiteboard again– and with pretty colors! 😀

Daz PA: Submitted another pose set to Daz, which released today! The SBibb Charismatic Bard Poses and Expressions for Torment 8.1 set! As a bonus, since it’s part of their March Madness sale, they included a special today where people who buy that set can also get one of my other sets free (the Wonder and Curiosity set or the Frog Prince set). I really like the setup. Anyway, the Charismatic Bard poses had been in the works for a little while, but was put on hold while working on the hearing aid pose set.

SBibb Charistmatic Bard Main Promo

Now I’m working on promos for a character head morph set. We’ll see if it gets accepted once I submit it. (That one was even longer in the making, since I got distracted by other shiny projects. It was one of the sets I started putting together to apply to become a Daz PA).

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New Release! – The Wind Mage and the Wolf

A reluctant mage and a shapeshifting rogue must thwart a cruel lord to save a friend…

Looking for some weekend reading?

The Wind Mage and the Wolf is now available! 😀

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The Wind Mage and the Wolf 

Short Fantasy Novel

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Grab your copy from your favorite retailer!

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In Maijev, the practice of magic—and slavery—is forbidden. But after Livena’s wind magic is exposed and she gets saddled with a truth curse, she flees from home with an ex mage hunter as her guide.

His plan for her is simple—she’ll swallow her distaste for the new region’s magical gods, he’ll get her to a temple where she can get the curse removed, and together they’ll figure out how to control her magic so she can return home.

But the coastal city where they arrive is a nightmare.

Magic runs rampant and its citizens have no concept of equality among fellow mortals.

When Livena spots a cruel lord taunting children with slave collars, her untamed magic sends him flying across the busy street. Unfortunately, he recognizes her guide in the aftermath, and they have a less-than-cordial history.

After her guide goes missing, it’s clear he needs rescue.

But trying to navigate the magic-infested city? Livena can’t save him alone.

Reluctantly, she enlists the help of a shapeshifting rogue. The rogue’s plan involves a lot more magic, trickery, and trouble, than Livena wants.

But if the rogue can help Livena wield her wind magic without telling her guide’s enemies more than they need to know, Livena might not only rescue her guide, she might overcome the city’s apathetic streets.

Sneak through the streets of Ashan… Read The Wind Mage and the Wolf today!

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The Wind Mage and the Wolf is the seventh story in the Legend of Cirena series and features Livena (from #1 The Wind Mage of Maijev and Nuaka (from #2 The Gryphon and the Mountain Bear). It is not required to have read them, but does provide additional context.

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Previous Books in the Series

The Wind Mage of Maijev Cover The Gryphon and the Mountain Bear Cover The Restless Sands of Neel The Cursed Halls of Kalecen The Scars of Her Past Book Cover The Dragons of the Mist Cover

Enjoy! 😀

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Infinitas Publishing – Status Report

It’s time again!

Another monthly status report! 😀

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Starless Night: (Book 3 of the Distant Horizon series). On hold for revisions while revising 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): Goal is to eventually create cover and print edition for series complete collection. (On hold).

Galina’s Saga (Deceived) – (Distant Horizon spin-off series): The rough draft for Deceived #5 is now complete at 32,600 words. (Previously 25,600 words). Managed 7,000 words last month. With that, the series drafts are now finished! 😀

I’ve started revising Deceived #2, but didn’t get far because of needing to finalize The Wind Mage and the Wolf.

I’m debating whether or not to change the cover design for the series. I’ll also plan to update blurbs/keywords/categories, and that sort of thing before they’re ready to release.

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: Needs Isaac’s notes added to manuscript, and then revised. Once The Wind Mage of Maijev is uploaded for pre-order, I want to get these notes added in.

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: 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): I finished the main revisions and added in Nuaka’s point of view (which brought the story up to 43,000 words). After one more read-through to fix a few small details that changed after adding Nuaka’s POV, a check in ProWritingAid (a handy editing software I recently picked up), I sent this out to beta-readers.

Once I get feedback, I’ll finalized the story and upload it for release later this month.

Next up is reading through Legends of Cirena #8 to decide on a title and cover design. I’m hoping to have that up for pre-order before the release of The Wind Mage and the Wolf.

“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: In a surprise twist, we ended up creating a simple card game based on Maijevan lore from our Wishing Blade series. I wanted to go a little more in detail about the gambling game Nuaka plays in The Wind Mage and the Wolf, so I started coming up with ideas, and ended up working with Isaac to make something that was playable.

Not sure if we’ll try making a published version of this yet, but we have ideas for it. It’s kind of like blackjack, but with special trick cards and abilities.

Also, we still need product shots of updated Phalanx board for The Game Crafter so we can make that public again.

Space Adventure Comic: Isaac has put in quite a bit of time on organizing the various scenes from the first episode, and it’s coming along nicely. He’s even started working on some of the settings for the second episode. I helped create a couple of the backgrounds for him to place the scenes in, but he’s done most of the work thus far. I’ll mainly come in to help with the polishing stages.

The next step is to start finalizing the actual panels from the first episode.

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

Marketing: BookFunnel promos for February have been submitted to, and I’ve set up the weekly promo highlights for this blog. The February paid promos have also been set up. A couple more months, and I’ll evaluate to see whether it’s worth continuing the paid promos or whether to put a hold on those until trying them with a different series.

I started testing Amazon Ads for Huntress again, since I suspect it wouldn’t be as likely to interfere with my paid newsletter promo tests for the Wishing Blade universe and Distant Horizon universe. So far, not much luck, but I’ve kept the cost-per-click low enough that they may not be activating.

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.

I’ve continued doing more reading of related genres and non-fiction marketing and writing craft. I plan to occasionally review books I’ve read and enjoyed. Click here for my review for The Way of Kings, which I especially enjoyed.

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

(We also have ideas for a GameLit-themed spin-off for one of the characters from the Deceived series, but right now it’s very much in “idea” phase, and might not actually get written.)

Other Stories: YA SciFi Alien Invasion/Dystopian Conspiracy short story revisions on hold.

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

Daz PA: Finally, finally finished the pose project I’d been working on for Daz over the past couple months: the Hearing Aids Poses and Expressions set! This one was different for me, partially because I worked in collaboration with another artist (who created the hearing aids for the poses), and partially because it was more contemporary. Since I’m hard of hearing and have worn hearing aids for most of my life, I asked about doing the poses when they had a theme that involved a character who was deaf. They accepted, and this is the result. 😀

https://www.daz3d.com/hearing-aid-poses-and-expressions-for-genesis-8-and-81

Now I’m working on a different pose project, fantasy themed, which is almost ready to be submitted.

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Infinitas Publishing – Goals for 2021

Though I typically do a monthly status report for Infinitas Publishing, I thought it might be useful to take a look at overall goals for the coming year.

Now, a lot of this is really tentative.

Really tentative.

Plans may change or projects may get sidelined. There’s also several other projects that may get worked on, but here I’ll focus on the primary projects.

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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)

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.

  • Release The Wind Mage and the Wolf

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

  • 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?)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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And that’s the current major goals I have in mind. I think they should be achievable, but I know the unexpected sometimes throws those ideas out the window. (Or overestimating how much I can write or edit in a given month).

Do you have any writing or rendering goals? 🙂

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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! 😀

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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: (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”: 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):  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,  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: 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: 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. 🙂 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. 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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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! 😀

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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 in 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.
 
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! 😀

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: 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”: 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: 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: 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. 🙂

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

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