Thursday, February 18, 2010

Fitting things together

Starting in on the next draft of Skinners. As with any round of editing, I'm stricken by the occasional "What the hell was I thinking with THAT?" sentence as well as a few "I wrote that? That's actually good!" ones. Won't bore you with the details, but it's coming along nicely. With this schedule, it's strange to hear people talking about Howling Legion because I'm two books ahead of it. In my mind, I'm already starting Book 5! Ugh!

In totally unrelated news, I put a new TV stand together tonight. It's one of those stylish black steel and glass shelf numbers that's a lot heavier than it looks. I only say that because I had to wedge it into the back of my car and thought I'd have to leave it there for a few days until I found some younger helpers to carry it up to where it needed to go. I'm not really old, but my back and knees aren't really young. Rebelling against that, I got it out of my car with little effort. "I can drag it to the front door," I thought. So I did. "I can use these packing strips to carry it up some stairs." So I did (this was the part where I tweaked my back). Once I got it to where it needed to go, I put it together.

The box said is was made to be assembled and disassembled easily. Good thing, because I needed to disassemble it after I screwed one of the shelf racks on upside down and then assemble it again. Easy? Maybe not. There's always the possibility I'm just impaired. Ok, that's a STRONG possibility. Anyway, the shelf is up and looking good. Hopefully it stays together when I put the TV on it.

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.