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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

More Good News and Reviews


I am very excited because my newest story, Byzantine Provocateur has received its first review. The awesome Deniz Bevan over at The One Hundred Romances Project has given Byzantine a 4 star review.

I am so hugely happy right now, I don't have the words. This story is very close to me because it has taken me over two years to finally get it out. I started it at a very low point in my life and it spiraled fast. I didn't think it would ever see the light of publication. I finished that manuscript in November and sent it in. And here we are four months later and it's getting a 4 star review. Sounds like a cheesy Lifetime movie I know, but it all happened. Hand to the Big Guy. I learned it is possible to get through the abysmal shit to the other side and publish the story I was meant to. So to all my fellow writers out there who are struggling, DO NOT EVER GIVE UP.



In other news, you should check out this quirky, cool little film called Monogamy starring Chris Messina and Rashida Jones. Winner of the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival award for Best New York Narrative, it tells the story of Theo and Nat, a Brooklyn couple whose relationship is beginning to unravel. It's very intimate, raw and awkwardly honest. I wrote a review for it over at Static Multimedia.

21 comments:

  1. Hey Mel! That's great news. Haven;t read your book so I can't comment on it, but you certainly have 10 stars personality :)

    "Monogamy" sounds very intriguing. I might check it out.

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  2. Congratulations on the wonderful review! Here's to many more!

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  3. Awesome, Melissa!!! Way to go!

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  4. Congrats on the amazing first review, Mel!
    Never heard of 'Monogamy' before, I'll check your review.

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  5. Thanks George! You are a 10 plus to me , my friend.

    Do check out monogamy if you get a chance. I enjoyed it.

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  6. Jaccstev, thank you.

    I hope you enjoy the review, Monogamy was an interesting film. I'd never heard of it before, either.

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  7. ooooh, I'm so excited and happy for you, Melsy, now you really must throw us a wild party to celebrate this! With some gorgeous werewolves and Turks of course :) I'll do the catering.

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  8. Good job Mel. May it be the first glowing review of many to follow!

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  9. Woooot!! On another great review, Melissa. Touch me with your good news cooties. :D

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  10. Dez, you know I'm planning a sexy cool one and I would love to have you cater. ;) You have such excellent taste, my friend.

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  11. Hey Matt! Thanks, from your keyboard out to the Universe. :)

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  12. M Pax I'll work on good news transmogrofier and send some your way. :)

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  13. Awesome review!

    I'll check out the movie too.

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  14. Hi Clarissa! Thanks you so much. Check out the movie, it was great.

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  15. Melissa well done girl you deserve it

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  16. I had a great time reading the story Melissa! Any more stories coming up in Istanbul? It's nice to be able to actually call it that - it gets darn hard writing Constantinople all the time in my own novel :-)

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  17. Hi Deniz! I'm so glad you enjoyed Byzantine. I plan to set some more tales in Istanbul, but I don't have any more upcoming on my calendar for this year. :( Istanbul is such a lovely city and though it is hard to write, there's something about the name Constantinople that inspires magical thoughts. You have me quite intrigued with your story.

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  18. Thanks Melissa! I'm itching to share it but mired in edits. Spent four hours slashing the front half this afternoon...

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