looking up from the depths of revision just to say — Posted on December 29, 2006 — that writing a sexy scene you know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, will in fact be read by your parents? SOUL DEATH. 26 Responses to “looking up from the depths of revision just to say —” rj_anderson December 30th, 2006 WORD. And mine aren’t even particularly sexy. admin December 30th, 2006 I’m hoping that they won’t actually read the whole book. I mean, they might not, right? They’re the only two readers that I don’t want to finish it. rj_anderson December 30th, 2006 And yet they have so many good and noble reasons to plow through even if they don’t like it… I still can’t believe my father read the drecktastic 135,000 word epic fantasy novel I wrote when I was nineteen. And then commented, in a somewhat baffled fashion, “Er… it’s a bit bloody, isn’t it?” (Piles of murdered unicorns. I kid you not.) Nice icon, by the way. hhw December 30th, 2006 maybe you could use lulu.com or another POD service to create a Very Special Edition just for them? In fact, I believe someone needs to start a business for this exact purpose, saving authors everywhere from the horror of their parents reading things they should never ever see. admin December 30th, 2006 Truly, this is a fine idea. corinna_5 December 30th, 2006 Honey, this is what the Nyquil is for. Later, you can disavow any knowledge of how the scene was written at all. admin December 31st, 2006 They may need the NyQuil more than I. muzivitch December 30th, 2006 This is precisely why I look at my seldom updated ficblog and pray that my mother never gets bored enough to see what all is on my domain. admin December 31st, 2006 Fortunately, my parents remain happily computer illiterate — so far. counteragent December 31st, 2006 *snickers like a 12-year old* admin December 31st, 2006 😀 penelope_pruitt January 10th, 2007 That is (as Captain Hook was wont to say) the fear that haunts me… csinman April 23rd, 2007 Hahaha!