Tuesday, February 06, 2007
It's Official!
I'm published!

The March issue of Family Circle Magazine is out (or at least, it's in mailboxes - might take a few days for it to be on the news stands) and my story "The Simplest of Acts" is in it.

So much for anonymity (not that I have much here anyway) - you can go out and buy the magazine (and see my full name), and then write a wonderful letter to the editor telling her how much you loved the story and gosh darnit, they should ask that woman to write for them more.

Ok, you don't have to do that last part...but if you want to pick up the issue and see the story, that'd be cool.


11 Comments:

Blogger owlhaven said...

woohoo!!!

Mary

Blogger Skye said...

So wonderful, Mella. I will check it out. :) Well done.

Blogger Kathy said...

Yippee!! Bravo tie si felicitari!

Blogger TrappedInColorado said...

Amazing... here you are. A woman I have never met and will probably never meet and I am soooo freakin' proud of you!!!

Blogger dillyweed said...

Dear friend, I'm so proud of you. What an amazing accomplishment!
Big hugs.
-Briana

Blogger Mella said...

Aww, thanks so much everyone.

You want to hear something funny? In the magazine, they list the judges of the contest and then kind words that they had to say about my writing - which was lovely - but one of the judges is an author whom I've read and have actually discussed here (January '06 archives, if you're curious)...I may have referred to the ending of one of her novels as a "cop-out"

Eeek.

Blogger Darkmind said...

Cop out ending? Couldn't be as bad as 'The Hocker' by Sidney Vogler. The story has a character who is in such a predicament that instead of dealing with the problem, the author magically turns him into a tree. Yeah...no magic up to that point in the story (it's about a poor family in London around the industrial revolution) but all of a sudden he turns into a tree. A little piece of me died after reading that ending...

Blogger Mella said...

darkmind Like *poof* I'm a tree? Yeah, that has my deadly car-accident to get out of anwering any of the deep questions, beat.

Blogger zhoen said...

Well, many authors have no clue how to end a book, I expect she knows this.

Family Circle, wow, there's a mag I never read but in doctor's offices. I shall, of course, make an exception, now. So wonderful.

Blogger Mella said...

Zhoen Yeah, it's one of those lazy, I'm at my parent's house without a book to read magazines for me. (One of my macho-guy friends sent me an email saying "I can't believe that I'm going to say this, but I'm going to go out and buy Family Circle Magazine...")

Blogger LJ said...

Been gone too long, Mella! Congratulations. This is wonderful and deserved! And yeah - that "have to do something next" thing is pretty hard isn't it?

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