Ex husband's Plea for Forgiveness

Chapter 19 Publication

Since she was feeling weak, Melinda was focused on taking care of her health to regain her strength. From then on, she never stayed up late to write her novel and often went to the playground of the university in the next block to get some fresh air.

Melinda was an effortless beauty. She didn't prefer wearing makeup and usually went to the playground in simple clothes. Still she inadvertently stole the heart of many boys. A lot of boys were interested in her. Many of them hit on her while there were a couple of boys who even asked her out. Melinda didn't know whether to laugh or cry about it.

She had the entire day to herself and made the most of her time by working on her novel. She wrote over ten thousand words a day and made sure to go to bed only after revising and editing it. She finished her novel in two weeks.

After Kent's constant persuasion, Melinda mustered her strength to send her book to a magazine. The editor was impressed by Melinda's work and had started publishing her story on their biweekly. She had also promised to publish the entire book if it received a positive response from the readers.

Melinda was incredibly proud of herself. She couldn't believe that her book was being published.

She became passionate about writing and wanted to write another novel. However, her health didn't seem to cooperate and she decided to take a break before working on another book.

Melinda was communicating with the editor only via email. Kent had been handling all the crucial aspects of it. He was concerned about the contract and became a regular customer of the magazine.

Kent didn't want Melinda to feel disappointed, so he had informed the editor that he would invest his money in publishing the novel even if they weren't happy about the story. But he didn't tell Melinda about it.

Fortunately, Melinda's novel had gained a vast fan base. Most of her fans were eagerly waiting for her book to be published in paper form and asked about it on the social media platform. Melinda hadn't revealed her identity and they were curious to find out about the author.

The editor was pleased by the response. Melinda had even published a couple of short stories that were a huge hit among the people.

The stories were a reflection of Melinda's life. They were heart-stirring and many people could relate to it. Some parts made the readers cry and there was a dash of humor to the stories that turned them to a wholesome read. Her stories touched upon the topics of violence, abuse, and mental health.

The readers experienced a wave of emotions and were immersed in the story. Melinda's short stories were responsible for increasing her readership. Her fans multiplied in number and were waiting to read her new book.

Kent was busy with work and it had been a long time since he had met Melinda. When Kent was in the company, he received a call from the chief editor of the magazine. She had called to inform him that they were ready to buy the copyright of Melinda's novel.

"I'll send you the contract when it's ready. You can also make your requests and negotiations. We'll discuss and come to a conclusion," the editor said.

Kent's heart swelled with joy. An ecstatic grin stretched across his lips. He couldn't contain his happiness and was incredibly proud of Melinda. Kent had witnessed Melinda's hard work. He knew that she had once spent day and night writing her novel despite her health. His respect for Melinda grew multifold.

Melinda had turned her own life experiences into a book. She had poured her heart out, which made the book more special.

Kent knew that Melinda would be in cloud nine if she found out that her book was going to be published. He couldn't help but chuckle at the thought of it. He quickly grabbed his phone and called her. The phone rang for a long time before it got disconnected.

He called her again but there was no answer.

broke into a cold sweat when he got reminded of Melinda's health. He regretted not checking on her. He immediately got into

in his chest. The road was empty

was killing him. He finally slammed the brake when he arrived at Melinda's residence. It was a half an hour drive but Kent reached in twenty minutes.

with a towel. There was a sharp knock at the door. When

wrong with you?"

this. She quickly dropped the towel and poured a glass of water for

He was puffing and panting. He had been worried

but you didn't answer. I became

lip. She felt guilty for not answering his


"The publisher has decided to buy the

shock as she clamped her mouth

going to publish my book?" Melinda muttered in disbelief. Kent chuckled

was aware of Kent's feelings for her and always kept a safe distance from him. But she was too happy at the moment to care about anything

The editor will send the contract later. You'll have to read it carefully and then go to the office and sign the contract,"

clapped her hands excitedly. She couldn't recall being this happy before. Her eyes

time. He could understand Melinda's emotions. The next day, Kent accompanied Melinda to the office to sign

the first time. She felt that Melinda was a beauty with brain and was glad to partner

cup of coffee to celebrate your success." Kent smiled tenderly. Melinda was giggling like a little girl as her eyes didn't leave the contract

to protect her at all costs. Melinda was precious to him and he wanted to always

and none of this would have been possible without

the contract in her bag and grinned at him. There was a mall in

bit." Kent shook his head and smiled when he saw Melinda order the usual

and continued to

heart, she knew that she had

enjoying the moment. She always loved going to coffee shops and baking pastries. But she had abandoned all her

every bit of happiness, hope, and life in her. She had turned into a numb, lifeless person. She didn't know who she was anymore and was in search of the lost ambitions and

"Melinda! Hello?"

realized that she was in a coffee shop with Kent. "I'm sorry. All of this is a bit overwhelming and I'm a bit

he didn't want to ask her about it, so

coffee. When she walked into the coffee house, her eyes fell on Melinda who was

Gu? Of course, it is. What are you doing with another

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