Author: R.M. Archer

R.M. Archer has been an avid reader since she was a toddler and has always been a lover of story. Her first exploration of the other side of the page was a mystery at age seven, and though her preferred genre has changed, her interest in writing has not. She's a homeschooled teenager living with her family in northern Virginia.
Know the Novel Part 3 – It Is Written

Know the Novel Part 3 – It Is Written

Hi. I’m not dead. I’m sorry for (once again) falling off the face of the earth; I should be around much more consistently as we head into the new year and I get back on top of… all the things. For now, here’s a link-up to conclude my series on Calligraphy Guild. (If you missed Part 1 and Part 2, you can find them at those links there.)

1. Firstly, how did writing this novel go all around?

Pretty well! I was able to get down the basics of the characters and their relationships, the bare bones of the plot are there, there are some cool descriptions I can build off of… Overall, it’s Continue reading “Know the Novel Part 3 – It Is Written”

Self-Publishing 101: What NOT to Do

Self-Publishing 101: What NOT to Do

Over the past few weeks I’ve talked about the pros and cons of both traditional and indie publishing, what’s really involved in self-publishing, and what you can get away without. This week, I’m going over the things NOT to do if you’ve decided to self-publish. Continue reading “Self-Publishing 101: What NOT to Do”

Self-Publishing 101: Non-Negotiables (and what you can get away without)

Self-Publishing 101: Non-Negotiables (and what you can get away without)

Last week I wrote about the (extensive) ideal process of self-publishing a book. However, sometimes the ideal isn’t plausible, your goals aren’t for a long-term career, you just want a foot in the door, etc. There’s a long list of reasons you could get away with only adhering to some parts of that list. So this week I’ll be discussing which items on the list are non-negotiable and which can be waived. I’m pulling all of these steps directly from my previous post, so check that out for explanations of what I consider each step to entail. Continue reading “Self-Publishing 101: Non-Negotiables (and what you can get away without)”

NaNoWriMo Week 3 Check-In

NaNoWriMo Week 3 Check-In

Yes, this is late. Life has been craaaaazy, and I’ve burnt out a little. :P But better late than never, right?

Can you believe there’s less than a week left in November? Anyone else feel like the month just flew by?

Current total word count: 30,693 (why yes, Continue reading “NaNoWriMo Week 3 Check-In”