A Strong Finish

Today is December 1st, one month left in 2012!

Wow, it’s TIME to kick back and slide into cruise control, right?


You see, the rest of the world will be slowing down and paying less attention to their businesses. Holiday parties will be rolling through—you get up a little later, take a couple of days off from writing.

That doesn’t have to be you! First, let me suggest. I’m not Scrooge. I LOVE the holidays. Think about it though, while the rest of the world slows down— it’s a perfect opportunity for you to pick up the pace.

Now is the time of the year to reach out to people, and your platform, without selling them anything. Now is the time to revisit your plans and start planning for next year.

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Ed’s Casual Friday, no. 1

M. Edward McNally

Hi, everybody. This is to be my little neck of the woods here at Indies Unlimited, and I’m going to call the place “Casual Friday,” as I feel that will allow me to blather about the largest number of topics possible, sometimes until I’m halfway through a post. As a writer, I’m a “pantser,” see, so that’s pretty much “how I roll.” If anybody has anything they’d ever like me to opine upon, just say so, as I’ll probably be out of ideas by the end of this post. Like I say, “casual.”

So here’s how me and my muse spent the holidays. Continue reading “Ed’s Casual Friday, no. 1”

Dear Santa: Christmas Fallout

Listen up Fat Boy:

Yeah, you got me.  I did it all:  sat on your lap, wrote you a letter, left you homemade cookies (HOMEMADE!! I don’t even bake!) and even farm fresh milk.  Yeah, I sold out.  I did it all so my Christmas wishes would come true.

Christmas morning, I ran down my stairs like a kid.  I jetted to my laptop, powered it on, and….  What?!  No, it couldn’t be!  Not even one new review on Amazon.com.  Santa, you had eight books to choose from and you couldn’t even get me one bloody review?  So I started thinking, well, this is because I’m Jewish.  Santa’s obviously a racist.  Then I calmed myself down and checked the Amazon.com pages of my fellow Indie Authors.  No new reviews for them either.  Hmmm.  Maybe Santa didn’t dislike Jews.  Maybe he disliked Indie Authors.

That’s okay, I thought, but not really.  My mind was too busy scheming my retaliation.  I would win one for Indie Authors.  Damn right I would. Continue reading “Dear Santa: Christmas Fallout”