Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I needed this

I always love my job. Writing is always what I wanted to do and I've been doing it since waaaay before I ever got paid for it. Most of the times, it's great. Some of the times, it's not so great. Just like any job, no big news there. Unfortunately, when it's not so great I don't feel bored with doing certain reports or angry with some boss. It's just me and my craft. When I'm unhappy with it, I'm pissed at myself and angry that I can't do the one thing I'm sort of good at. On those days, it's hard to do much but grit my teeth and get through it.

As you may have guessed, I've been going through a not-so-great time lately and have needed something to lift my spirits. Desperately needed it. Oddly enough, editing has helped. Sometimes the bane of my existence, just getting my hands dirty and working on copy edits for SKINNER #1 has perked me up. Also, I saw the video below. Thanks, Attack of the Show. (note: This link has since been taken down, but it was a video of AOTS host Kevin P. jumping face-first onto a big red balloon, popping said balloon and landing face first onto the floor. You had to be there.)

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.