_melsbooks

Hi, my new summer classes start this month. I'm halfway to finishing my bachelor's degree.
          	
          	Summer term is from late May into early August. After those are done, I'll have a break and then fall classes begin again. This summer, I'll balance school and finding time to relax when the time's free.
          	
          	Side note: I don't know yet when I'd be writing my sequel for To Be There. It's still in the early outlining stage even with knowing how I want Book 2 to go. I won't pressure myself into starting it.
          	
          	I won't promise, but my hope is maybe close to the end of this year, I'd like to start Book 2. But if I don't, I'll start it when I'm ready.
          	
          	My bachelor’s is for a job I hope to help towards little kids. So I believe this work will pay off. 
          	
          	Thanks for the support as I finish my studies :) 
          	
          	I appreciate it. Take care, I'll see you later ♥️

_melsbooks

Hi, my new summer classes start this month. I'm halfway to finishing my bachelor's degree.
          
          Summer term is from late May into early August. After those are done, I'll have a break and then fall classes begin again. This summer, I'll balance school and finding time to relax when the time's free.
          
          Side note: I don't know yet when I'd be writing my sequel for To Be There. It's still in the early outlining stage even with knowing how I want Book 2 to go. I won't pressure myself into starting it.
          
          I won't promise, but my hope is maybe close to the end of this year, I'd like to start Book 2. But if I don't, I'll start it when I'm ready.
          
          My bachelor’s is for a job I hope to help towards little kids. So I believe this work will pay off. 
          
          Thanks for the support as I finish my studies :) 
          
          I appreciate it. Take care, I'll see you later ♥️

_melsbooks

Hi, I’m excited to say I’ll be writing a trilogy series called ‘The Connected Hearts Trilogy’
          
          It’s about Lia and James :)
          
          They are returning! My cozy pair ♥️
          
          I’ve always known I’d create this series. When L and J came to my mind a few years ago, I knew their story would be unique. I love their special connection. They need three books to show their bond. These books will connect and can’t be read as standalones. It’s required to be read in order. 
          
          Book 1: To Be There - is completed.
          
          Book 2 and 3: The sequel (Book 2) I’m currently drafting its outline. I’m taking my time with it. I’m on a break from writing after finishing Book 1. Since I’m also in college on the side, I’ll let you know when I’m ready to start Book 2. For Book 3, you’ll learn more about it after I finish writing Book 2. 
          
          All I can say is I can’t wait to reveal to you my kind readers what I have planned for them :)
          
          ‘The Connected Hearts Trilogy’ will be on Wattpad. That’s where I feel comfortable with it being for the time being. 
          
          I’ll share important news here on Wattpad & Instagram. My instagram: (mels_books)
          
          My Insta is where I’ll share more about the upcoming sequel, and trilogy as I continue my cozy writing journey. It’s truly sweet to be back for this new chapter. Thank you always for all the kind love for Lia and James. I’ll see you guys later ♥️
          
          https://www.wattpad.com/story/316191821-to-be-there
          
          
          
          
          
          
          
          
          
          

_melsbooks

Hi, I want to pop in and say thank you so much to all the kind and new readers that have found To Be There. Recently, I’m seeing those love it (:
          
          And since finishing TBT last month, it makes me happy to see it be loved and appreciated.
          
          I know it’s not a perfect book and can have little writing mistakes, but it still feels special to see others are giving it a chance. 
          
          Thank you for being here, I appreciate it ♥️♥️
          
          https://www.wattpad.com/story/316191821-to-be-there

ColorfulWorldOfMine

Are we friends on any other socials?

_melsbooks

@ColorfulWorldOfMine Got it! I managed to spell it like it like you said and saw you added me back, thank you 
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ColorfulWorldOfMine

@_melsbooks Okay! 
            Cool! Okay, my Discord is NerdyBionicGeek. You may have to lowercase them. 
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seven_hues

hi there, thank you so much for following me :)
          
          i'm currently on the first chapter of your book, and must i say, it's amazing! can't wait to read the rest.
          
          and congratulations on finishing your first book! ❤️

_melsbooks

@seven_hues
            
            Hi, you’re so welcome! I’m happy to follow you :)
            
            aww thank you so much for reading! I’m excited you are & I hope you enjoy the rest of the book.
            
            Thank you for the kind words, I appreciate it ♥️
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_melsbooks

To Be There is complete :) ♥️
          
          Chapter 58 and an ‘author’s note + thank you’ message is posted. After 2 and 1/2 years later this book’s done!
          
          I’m in happy tears! I’ve worked on this book since July of 2021. It’s been a beautiful experience. This book helped me during private struggles. It’s been a light for me. Even if it’s a first draft, I know it’s not perfect and can have mistakes. 
          
          But It’s book I’m proud of. My first one :) 
          
          Lia and James - Thank you for the love. Their bond is beautiful. They’re inspired by anything that makes you smile. 
          
          I love them. A cozy, heartfelt story. 
          
          Thank you to my kind readers and caring friends. For the love and support you’ve shown me over the years. I can’t express how grateful I am. It’s a sweet blessing I’ll always love. I hope whoever reads TBT, they enjoy it as much as I Ioved writing it. 
          
          It’s a story for anyone who wants to meet two people with caring hearts ♥️♥️
          
          https://www.wattpad.com/story/316191821-to-be-there

_melsbooks

@relreal Thank you Rosie :) I appreciate it. I do believe you’ll finish your book when time’s right. And for me, it’s a warm yet special feeling to know that mine’s done. I’m happy that I wrote it. 
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relreal

@_melsbooks That's amazing that you've finished it!! My new years resolution was to write a book to The End and I can't wait to feel that warmth and bittersweetness of finishing the first draft. How's it feel?
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_melsbooks

Hi, I hope you're all having a good day.
          
          To Be There has been updated. I want to share a little reminder that last week I posted Chapter 55 and the latest is Chapter 56.
          
          Today I've posted Chapter 57. Which means there's only one more left. Chapter 58 is the last chapter of this book (happy tears emoji) :)
          
          I’m currently writing Chapter 58. I’m taking my time with it. When I do share it, I hope you guys love it as it’s a close one to my heart. 
          
          After I share Chapter 58, there'll be one last separate chapter. It'll be an author's note + thank you message. I'll be reflecting on this book and thanking those of you for being here with me. I'll take my time to thank you for loving my cozy story. 
          
          One more chapter to go! I'll see you next time when the book's complete. Take care ♥️
          
          https://www.wattpad.com/story/316191821-to-be-there

_melsbooks

Hi To Be There has been updated.
          
          Chapters 55 and 56 are up to read. As of now, there are 2 more chapters left to share for TBT.
          
          Chapter 58 will be the closing chapter. 
          
          It feels surreal to say this book is almost done. It’s truly sinking in now for me.
          
          Thank you again for your kind love for this book. I plan to share those last two chapters for TBT when I’m ready.
          
          Thank you, and I’ll see you later ♥️
          
          https://www.wattpad.com/story/316191821-to-be-there

_melsbooks

I hope you guys are having a good week.
          
          This week I'm on spring break for my university. It's been nice to relax with my free time. To unwind from homework until classes resume next week.
          
          While relaxing, I'm taking time to take care of myself. I've been needing this time to rest.
          
          I'm hoping to update To Be There maybe on Friday. If I don't I'll do it when I'm ready. Thanks for listening and take care ♥️
          
          https://www.wattpad.com/story/316191821-to-be-there