Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Draft...6? Something like that.

It's been a while since I've actually been able to do some work on the first book. All the business with the cover stuff has gotten me amped up to dive back in and get this puppy out there! Thankfully, my editor was ready to oblige by sending me the first batch of edits for the manuscript. If he's reading this...WHAT THE HELL DID YOU DO TO MY BABY!!!???!??

Just kidding, Peter. Heh.

Seriously, I'm quite fortunate to not only have a great cover but also a great working relationship with my editor. There are some changes to be made, nips and tucks to be done, but it's all for the good of the book and it's turning out well. . .great. (Repeating word choice was one of the sticking points I need to work on)

Anyway, I'm putting that together and messing with other crap that needs to be done. The publishing date is sometime in December. Even though it's getting closer every day, it feels SO FAR away right now. I know I'll be nervous as hell when it does get out there, but at least it'll be out there and that will be great. . .no. . .good. . .ehhhh, see what editing does to me? And this is BEFORE I start getting nervous and crazy.

This is what happens without editors

I'm Marcus Pelegrimas, author of the SKINNERS series. Here you'll find various ramblings about movies, video games, TV, and...oh yeah...those books I write. If there's anything you'd like to discuss, just let me know. I try to update whenever the mood strikes me, so feel free to leave comments. There may be some occasional foul language, but anyone who's too easily offended probably doesn't read my stuff anyway.

Free Stuff

Here's how it goes. As usual, I've got my truckload of promo covers from EOS Books. I'll be going to some conventions, so I hope to see you there and I'll gladly sign your books. If you can't make it to a con, just email me your name, address and any inscription so I can send you a signed cover.

BONUS ---> If you would be so kind as to write up a review for any or all Skinners books and publish it on a site like, Barnes & Noble, Borders, or any other major review site, I can send you something extra. I made up some bookmarks (which I'll sign) and I've even put together some Shimmy's VIP passes (which I'll also sign). Can't guarantee the passes will get you into a real strip club, but I think they look pretty cool. Send me a link to your review along with your name, address and inscription, and I'll get these out to you as well.