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Infinitas Publishing – Status Report

February passed quickly (short month… kind of threw me for a loop, how fast it went), and now we’re in March. 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). On hold. Need to input notes from proofreading so I can 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 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 had almost finished a round of revisions at 67,000 words, and then realized there were two story arcs present. At that point I determined the story needed to be split. I did some examination of the plot and found the splitting point.

Now it’s a much more feasible length (39,000 words) compared to the rest of the series (and there’s now an extra book in the series).

I went back though the new version of Deceived 2 and finished that revision round (yay!).

I plan to do one more read through to look for pacing issues, and then I’ll run it through ProWritingAid. After that, I’ll either hand it back to Isaac for his edits, or send it out to beta-readers. 😀

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. 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): 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 phase on hold. Currently creating the map of Litkanston. I now have two versions I’m working on. One is being shaded in Photoshop, using the pencil sketch as the base. The other is being inked with fine liner makers.

WIP Shaded Version:

SBibb - Litkanston Map Shaded WIP

Inked Version:

SBibb - Litkanston Map - Section Lined - Small

SBibb - Litkanston Map - Section Lined Part 2 - Small

I still need to finish shading odds and ends details, but I’m fairly close to completion on the shaded version.

The Cirena epic 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 (aside from a couple Amazon drip ads), though I continued to participate in BookFunnel Promos, which I promoted via my newsletter, this blog, and Twitter. I’ve also tried to be more active about posting at least once a day on Twitter (without getting caught up in the endless cycle of scanning social media). I’ve scheduled this month’s Weekly Promo Highlights, and I’ve scheduled my ebooks to go on sale (a number of them at half price) in Smashwords’ Read an Ebook Week sale in early March. 

I’m still looking into testing Draft2Digital for wide print distribution, but haven’t yet formatted a book for that. I still need to do more testing on mailing list automations, and I’d like to create new, more focused reader magnets for my main series.

Other 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.

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, though I have ideas of how to revise it after talking to our local comic creator’s group.

Untitled Fantasy Story: While we didn’t add a whole lot of new plotting to this story, Isaac and I did continue to work on the outline for the second book in the series. The outline currently stands at about 12,200 words, up from the 8,800 words last month. 

At this point, it looks like we need to review the first book’s outline, finish fleshing that out, and then determine what still needs to be added to the outline of book two.

This is intended to be a backburner project.

SBibb’s Photographic Illustration: Future Goals: Update the Infinitas Publishing website banner. Figure out a schedule for uploading general art projects.

Daz PA: I’ve finished working on a magic-themed pose/prop effect set, though it was on hold due to technical issues for a while. All that remains now is a quick how-to PDF and setting it up for submission. I’ve also almost finished a surprise/fear-themed pose set. I’m still working on the promos, and then I’ll need to prepare that for submission, too.

Next I’m planning to try an illuminated geoshell makeup set.

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Infinitas Publishing – Status Report

Now that we’re in February, it’s time for another 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). Final proofread complete! This was my primary writing goal for January. Next step is to input the notes from the proofreading and format the print edition.

Changing Tides: (Book 4 of the Distant Horizon series). This was on hold while I proofread Starless Night for the print edition. I’m hoping to complete the first round of revisions of Changing Tides in February. (This would be for the first 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): Working on revisions. I’m 40,000 words into what is currently a 61,000-word manuscript. This is one of the longer books in the series.

Next month I hope to complete the first round of revisions on the rest of Deceived #2, as well as Deceived #3.

Future Goals: Add Isaac’s notes from Deceived #4 into the manuscript, revise Deceived #4, 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): 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 phase on hold, with the current step being to create a map of Litkanston and figure out the different tribes. I have made progress on the Litkanston map, though I still need to finish adding jungles, forests, and other terrain.

Here’s a quick picture of the current sketch:

SBibb - Litkanston Map - WIP

(It is considerably larger than the Cirena map, which fits on one sheet of paper, rather than six, with another couple pages missing from the top).

The Cirena epic is intended to be a back-burner project.

“MOG”: On hold. (Needs revisions)

Changeling: (Huntress #2) The main print formatting is complete! I still need to create the wrap-around cover and adjust the front and back matter for the print edition, but it’s almost ready. I’m hoping to release this around the same time as the Starless Night print edition.

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 for January, though I did have my BookFunnel Promos. I’ve since realized that the Twitter post analytics don’t tend to tell me much, since I’ve started posting about the promos there, too, and had more success in sharing them. I also tried to have at least one daily post on my Twitter page.

I’ve also scheduled next month’s Weekly Promo Highlights.

Additionally, I’ve been looking into options that might allow me to sell our print books across multiple retailers, and not only Amazon. The current one I’m looking at testing is Draft2Digital. I’ll have to make some changes to the internal formatting (no full page bleeds, so chapter first pages will need adjusted), but I’m hoping to run a test soon.

I’ve also started working on setting up mailing list automations for a newsletter welcoming sequence. Still working on getting everything lined up correctly, though.

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.

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

Other Stories: I wrote and submitted an 8-page comic script to an anthology I was hoping to submit to. While it wasn’t accepted into the anthology, I did have fun putting this together and experimenting with writing a comic script, which was a new medium for me. I’d still like to see the script produced, but I’ll need to do some research into where else I can submit it.

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

Untitled Fantasy Story: The untitled fantasy story Isaac and I were plotting in Scrivener last month now has a full outline (about 14,000 words) for the first book, and several scenes plotted for the second book (outline at about 8,800 word).

It turned into a longer story than expected (surprise surprise…).

We still need to review the first book’s outline to make sure everything holds up and the beats are in place (and make sure character arcs/motivations are lined up properly), but the current step is plotting book two. We already know the end point, but still need to figure out how characters get there. That said, I don’t plan on writing this trilogy until we have the plotting of the series complete. (Additionally, I’d hope to finish a few other projects first, unless I reach a burnout point where I simply need to go write something else for a bit).

SBibb’s Photographic Illustration: The cover and formatting project I’ve been working on for the indie press is now complete! Files formatted, proofed, and uploaded to their retailers/distributors with an updated blurb. Both versions of the book are now up for pre-order!

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

Daz PA: As a quick update, my holiday freebie, SBibb Snowball Fight Props and Poses, got approval to stay live in the store, so it’s now back up on the site. Woot! 😀

In the meantime, I’ve been working on a magic-themed pose/prop effect set. Ran into some technical difficulties, so it’s now on hold. I plan to start a new set while waiting for updates as to what might be causing the issue. Originally I’d planned on updating an older set but wanted to try something less complex to get back into practice. Less complex…

I underestimated the scope of the project.

Anyway, I’m thinking of trying an illuminated makeup set next, or a simple pose set (actually simple this time), before jumping back to the older sets.

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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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Infinitas Publishing – Status Report

And November is a wrap! Time for the next 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). Published! 😀

For release week we did a launch party via the Distant Horizon Universe newsletter, with a giveaway of The Glitch Saga, a temporary price drop of Distant Horizon to 99 cents (along with a few paid ads), and made several themed renders based on Starless Night.

The next step for Starless Night will be setting up the print edition, though I’d like to do one more read-through for typos before that.

Changing Tides: (Book 4 of the Distant Horizon series). NaNoWriMo concluded with this draft at 57,000 words. I’m expecting the final draft to be around 150,000 words, but I’m temporarily putting the drafting process on hold since I want to revise what’s already there to make sure the story is on track before writing further. The break will likely last between a week to a month, in order to give me a fresh perspective during revisions. I don’t want to wait much longer than that, however, since I don’t want to run into the issue of forgetting plot details again, which caused a major slowdown for the drafting of Starlight Night.

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): On hold. I still need to add Isaac’s notes from Deceived #4 into the manuscript and then make edits to #2-4 before revising #5 and handing it off to him for his feedback.

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): 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. 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 novel) : The Joran short story project is on hold.

Legends of Cirena Epic: I have discovered the usefulness of Scrivener for outlining. This is my current project while giving the Changing Tides draft a chance to breathe. My goal is to flesh out more details for this story and start stringing together the different plot points. The idea behind this is that there have been several overarching plot points references throughout the Legends of Cirena story, and I want to cover those and wrap them up. I’m not 100% sure how I will present this, but I’m thinking it may be in novel form as a fantasy epic. I’m not sure if it would be a stand-alone book or a series. That I’ll determine once I finish outlining/plotting.

Right now, my goal is to plot this arc and get the notes figured out. I’m not sure if I’ll try writing any of it before switching back to drafting Changing Tides, but I’m using it as a breather project. (Bonus: it’ll help be figure out a couple plot points necessary to completing The Dark Forest of Aneth and Runes and Ravens).

“MOG”: On hold. (Needs revisions)

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

Huntress: The ebook edition has mostly reverted back to paid.

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

Game Design: Isaac made a few updates to our Legends of Cirena tabletop game, though it’s otherwise on hold.

Game design is otherwise 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. Currently on hold, though I hope to get a few more panels rendered once I finish my current Daz project.

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

Marketing: No new paid ads have been planned as of yet, however the newsletter giveaway promos have been chosen and the weekly promo highlights have all been scheduled for this month. 😀

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 this month. 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.

The YA SciFi Alien Invasion/Dystopian Conspiracy short story revisions are on hold (though I have ideas for a couple plot changes).

SBibb’s Photographic Illustration: The Cover proof and basic ebook formatting has mostly been completed for the indie press I have a project from. I had hoped to be a little further along by this point, but the next step is print formatting and polishing the cover image.

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

Daz PA: No new releases this month, but I finally finished my holiday freebie and submitted it. I have a couple ideas for what the next project might be, but I plan to finish the cover/formatting project for the indie press, first.

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