Saturday, February 27, 2010
I Shocked My Proofreader
Oh dear, my editor at MLR Press was kind enough to slip me the comments of the proofreader for one of my next books, Tales from the Sexual Underground (coming out in March; it's a collection of my gay erotic fiction/non-fiction). The comments, by a ruffian known as Mr. Nowell Briscoe, ruffled my feathers.
I share them with you below. And here I was hoping he would be touched by the heart warming content of the book. I was disappointed yet again.
"Lordy me..... Never in my life have I read such as was contained in this offering! And I considered myself somewhat proficient in the art of the gay world.....WRONG!!! Compared to the deranged Mr. Reed, I am just a novice, a babe in the woods. But after reading this, it is almost enough to make me run back into the closet and SLAM the door and lock it! Mercy, mercy.....mercy!
I found no errors or goof-ups in this so you may proceed. Now I will go back to my tame-by-comparison books for comfort and solace and try to put much of what I read out of my mind. I now see what you meant by increasing your knowledge of men's penises!
I am in hopes that Victor's story is up to his usual standards cause Lordy me, I need something calm and reassuring.......
Your worn to a nub and beyond that proofer....."
Tales can be bought here. I guess it should have carried a warning for those equipped with delicate sensibilities.
Real Men. True Love. Rick R. Reed draws inspiration from the lives of gay men to craft stories that quicken the heartbeat, engage emotions, and keep the pages turning. Although he dabbles in horror, dark suspense, and comedy, his attention always returns to the power of love. He’s the award-winning and bestselling author of more than fifty works of published fiction and is forever at work on yet another book. Lambda Literary has called him: “A writer that doesn’t disappoint…” You can find him at www.rickrreed.com or www.rickrreedreality.blogspot.com. Rick lives in Palm Springs, CA with his beloved husband and their fierce Chihuahua/Shiba Inu mix.