Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Oh, and that writing stuff

There's been a lot of video game stuff on here lately, huh? That's mainly because I'm trying to distract myself for the next several months until SKINNERS #1 hits stores. It's a waiting period that fills a LOT of the professional writing process. Before I did this for a living, I seemed busier with the process because I was so far outside of it. My days were filled with stuffing envelopes, printing proposals, sending them out, getting rejected, picking myself up and sending more crap out. Now, I need to write the stuff. . .wait. . .edit. . .wait some more. . .edit again. . .wait. . .wait. . .pray the release goes well. . .you get the idea.

First, I tried keeping myself busy by griping to my wife and pacing. With the threat of a swift kick to my backside from said wife looming over my head, I needed to find a second option. There's work to do on other projects as well as the virtual bloodbath that inhabits my XBox. Games aren't cheap, but they're a lot cheaper than therapy and/or divorce proceedings.

Heh. Now, if only I could jack one of the bikes from Mario Kart and drive it to Honkers. There was an episode of Robot Chicken like that, only a lot funnier. Damn that show is great.

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.