I managed to miss a monthly Infinitas Publishing status report last month, so I’ll be covering both July and August (and about half of September) this time around. Lot’s to report! 😀
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Starless Night: (Book 3 of the Distant Horizon series). Outline still needs review.
The Glitch Saga (Distant Horizon spin-off series): Now available in Kindle Unlimited!
The series is no longer wide at multiple retailers, but this is a test run to see how it does in KU. If there don’t appear to be results, then I’ll probably move it back to multiple retailers.
In the meantime, if you’re a subscriber to Kindle Unlimited, you can read Tim’s story at no additional cost.
Deceived: Galina’s Saga – Part One (Distant Horizon spin-off series): Since I made The Glitch Saga exclusive to Amazon, that meant I needed a new newsletter reader magnet. I was hoping to have this done last month, but the order of projects meant that I just now put it up for pre-order.
That said, the outline has been written, rough draft written and revised and handed to Isaac while on a trip, edited, and then sent to beta-readers, read-aloud, proofread and now up for pre-order! It’s been sent out to Distant Horizon Universe newsletter subscribers, who received it for free as a thanks for being a subscriber.
I plan to release it to the public on September 22nd. I’m releasing it at 99 cents until October 1st, when I plan to raise it to $2.99 later.
This is a novella (23,000 words), and is the first in a series of novellas following the character of Galina (who is mentioned in Distant Horizon). The cover is complete and title chosen (“Deceived”).
It’s now available for pre-order at most major online retailers. 😀
Lily’s Story: (Distant Horizon series spin-off/prequel novel) On hold. (Has outline).
Lady Black’s Story: Isaac and I brainstormed ideas for this story… but for now, we’re realizing that we don’t have a good way to tell her backstory within the scope of the current universe for the cover we originally planned to use for this.
So her story is being put on hold. Not to say that it won’t ever be told, but it’s going to need a lot more refinement and a different cover if we do tell it.
That being said, we’re tinkering with other ideas for a story to use the cover we originally picked up for her story. Nothing set in stone, but we’re considering going a bit further back and focusing on Patricia Black’s story (thus making it a Multiverse novel instead).
Still a lot in the air on that one, though.
Sky Runner: (Multiverse novel). On hold. (Has outline)
The Multiverse Chronicles: On hold. (Needs edits).
Little One: Needs Isaac’s notes input into manuscript, and then revisions.
Magebane: (Book Three of The Wishing Blade series) The paperback edition has been formatted, and the proof copy came in a few days ago! I’m currently in the process of reading the print edition to look for any sneaky typos that slipped through my previous round of proofreading.
That said, the print edition is technically available on Amazon right now, but I would advise not ordering a copy until I officially announce that the proofing is complete.
(It would be really nice if KDP Print would let us order author copies without publishing first.)
TWB 4: (Book Four of The Wishing Blade series). I still need to revise the first few chapters from Isaac’s notes, and then adjust the outline.
Also, I have a bit more plotting for the series that will come after The Wishing Blade is completed… though there’s still two more books to go before we reach that point.
Stone and String 3: Figured out a new plot… wrote about 10,000 words… realized there were some major plot holes on the character side of things with that plot after talking to Isaac.
Made new plans, need to revise the current draft and then proceed from there.
On the bright side, I think we have a title: “Runes and Ravens!”
The Secret in the Shadows: (Prequel novella for The Wishing Blade) On hold… though I have some adjusted plotting in mind for it thanks to working on the adjusted plot of Stone and String 3.
The Legends of Cirena – Collaborative Adventure Facebook Group: We completed the “Militant Merchant” story arc in July, and I took a hiatus during August to try to get other projects done while on break. (I was hoping to complete a rough draft for SAS #3 and/or TWB #4, but ended up working on the print formatting of Magebane and polishing Galina’s story/Deceived instead).
However, we have now started a new story line following an Anethian priestess on a mission from the god of travel to find his missing patron in the Darden Isles… a land where dragons once flew.
“The Gryphon and the Mountain Bear” (A Legends of Cirena short story): Published! Got the revisions made, did the read-aloud and proof-reading, and finished the cover.
Ro’nor’s Story (A Legends of Cirena short story): This is the next Legends of Cirena story I’ll be editing and polishing. No release date as of yet, though I have an idea of what the cover will look like. It still needs a title (though I have a few ideas for that, too). Unlike the first two stories in the series, this one is a novella.
Once this one is complete, I’m considering making an ebook “box set” of the the first three stories, along with a print edition collection. I’d like to have it ready in time for the holiday season, but we’ll see how things go.
“MOG”: On hold. (Needs revisions)
Huntress: The print edition has finally been proofread and typos corrected! That means it is finally ready for ordering. 😀
Changeling: (Huntress #2) Needs to be formatted for print.
Huntress 3: Took a while to finally hit on which fairy tales I want to use for this plot, but I think I now have it figured out (after switching plans a couple times). I’ll do a bit more research to be sure, and then start the outline. I’m hoping to write the rough draft during this year’s November NaNoWriMo.
(Plus, I have an idea for two spin-off stories that could show up in this universe, one being based on Beauty and the Beast, and the other based on a Rumpelstiltskin/Tam Lin crossover).
Game Design: While we haven’t made much progress in beta-testing our WIP games, we did make progress in updating the Phalanx game board that will be sold online through Game Crafter. Took a couple shots to get a box and board (in this case, we’re testing a game mat) we liked after they phased out the previous box edition we had been using, but we’re both fairly satisfied with the final results. (Now if we could just get the base cost down).
Plus, we ordered trial run tokens for that game we haven’t officially announced yet and is still in progress.
Space Adventure Comic: As of a couple weeks ago, all the characters for the first episode have now been finalized.
Next step… setting up the scenes to render. (That, and making a few edits to the script to fix a couple plot holes we found).
Then we need to figure out where to host the comic.
Marketing: I did a paid promo for the free books Fussy Librarian newsletter with Huntress. There was definitely a spike in downloads on the day it went live, though I stacked the promo on the days around it with free newsletter swaps so it wouldn’t be quite such a stark jump. Since then I’ve seen a minor increase in KU reads, and a few extra sales, but I’m not sure if they’re attributed to the Fussy Librarian promo or general sales. No new reviews yet.
However, it’s only been three weeks since the promo, so I’m not sure how long it might take for readers who are interested to pick up the free book they downloaded.
Thus far, general newsletter swaps seem to have been some of the best way to get word about the books out there.
LitRPG / GameLit Story: On hold. (Needs revisions and restructuring).
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Happy writing and reading! 🙂