New Release! A Champion’s Hero – Book Two in Champions Gate Small Town Romance Series

It’s up for Pre-Order! Releases on 8/31/19. Grab yours now!

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Cover Reveal – A Champion’s Hero

Coming Soon! August 2019

When Connie Champion’s dream is within reach, she has to go for it, right? But leaving her family behind to go on a USO tour overseas is one big scary step. But take it she does and soon finds herself caught up in a whirlwind of long rehearsals, international travel, and the chance to sing in front of thousands of soldiers–and tour with the infamous Trevor Thornton, country musics’s hottest star. She’s loving it! Everything seems perfect until her brother, Bishop, announces his engagement to Darbi, the nanny. After seeing them together, Connie longs to ditch her solitary life and find her own true love.

One scary step leads to another, and , in a blink, Connie goes from zero romances to two–and a shot at stardom. Sven Christensen is what every girl dreams of–a financially stable, handsome, and dependable man. Logan Richards is troubled, exciting, and a bit of a bad boy. Not to mention, she’s attracted the attention of the hottest country singer to boot. When circumstances turn a bit dicey on the tour, where will Connie’s loyalties fall? Who will win her heart and be this Champion’s hero?

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Jackson’s Corner – Tip #3 Set Some Goals

Hi Everybody, Jackson here. As you can see, I’m easily distracted. It’s hard to focus on one thing at a time. I hear my human mom, Kelly complain about this all the time. She says one way to remain focused is by setting goals.

Whatever you’re into, for us it’s writing, you need to have some sort of plan. You don’t take a trip without at least a basic idea of where you’re going and how you’re going to get there. Same with writing. I laughed at Mom at first, and thought having goals is just silly. I’ll only get depressed if I don’t reach them. Well, guess what? That’s poppycock. (Aren’t you impressed with my use of that really big word?) You ARE?? Goal achieved. See how easy that is? I set a goal to impress you with my doggy brain, and it worked.

I’m leading you down this path to explain how setting goals will help you as a writer. Set a goal to write every day. Even if it’s just in your journal, write something every day. If you’re working on a book, set a word goal for the day. Keep it achievable so you don’t get discouraged. Say….1500 words a day. If you manage to stick to your goal you can write a 67,000 word novel in 44 days! Isn’t that crazy?

If that’s working for you, bump it up a notch. Set a goal for how many books or short stories you’d like to release this year. Keep track on your phone or a white board. Whatever works best for you. My mom likes to see her progress displayed larger than life, so she has this big white board in her office. She keeps track of all her open projects.

Don’t worry if you don’t reach a goal. Learn from the lack of achieving it. Apply those learnings to your next goal. We all have stuff in life, like squirrels, that distract us from our goals. Deal with them, then refocus back on what you want to do. I’m betting you’ll find yourself achieving more than you realize.

Gotta go for now. Stay focused and goal oriented. Now where’s my bone?

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Jackson’s Corner – Tip #2 – Organize Your Novel

Just Chillin’

While I was sort of snoozing in my special spot under the desk, I heard my human Mom, Author Kelly Abell, droning on about organizing her writing. She was preparing for an upcoming workshop she was about to teach, and it must have been stressing her out. As you can see, nothing much stresses me out. I’m pretty chill, except at the vet. Anyway, I digress. Here’s a snapshot of what she was mumbling about…

5 Ways to Organize Your Novel

  1. Write the back blurb first – She says this gives you a high level road map of where you’re going.
  2. Do Character Sketches on all your characters – This is critical, Kelly says. If you don’t know your characters and what their motivations and goals are, how can you write the story? Click Here for a sample character sketch.
  3. Write a two or three paragraph per chapter outline. I don’t know what this means exactly, but it sounds pretty smart. She said something about people being pantsers vs. outliners. Sounds like pantsers might be more fun to hang out with, but when it comes to writing, its not Mom’s style. She’s pretty intense when it comes to her writing. She says having a road map makes your writing more polished and reduces the chances of writing yourself into a corner.
  4. Keep things at hand and organized – She kept getting all excited about a tool called OneNote. Do you all know what that is? She says it’s like some online notebook with tabs and everything. It works great for keeping things separate and organized. She has tabs for Characters, Plot Lines, Research – broken down into more tabs, Story Outlines, and a whole bunch of other stuff. I’m sure she’d explain it to you if you ask.
  5. Write your story. She called this the Word Vomit version. Yuck. I’m a dog and even that sounded gross to me, but that’s what she does. Writes the whole book before she even begins to edit. Get it down on paper or the computer.

Well she’s stopped talking to herself now, so I’m going back to my nap. If you have any questions, just comment below. I’m sure she’ll get back to you pronto. Happy Trails! J

#amwriting #writing, #novelwriting #writingtips #onwriting #authorkellyabell

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Read The First Chapter of Winning a Champion’s Heart

Would you like to read the first chapter of my new book, Winning a Champion’s Heart? Just click on this link and pop on by.

Psst…by the way, this book is on sale for 99ยข until July 31! Buy links on the page link below.

Chapter One of Winning a Champion’s Heart

Hope you enjoy! Let me know what you think.

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Pictures From Space Coast Book Lovers Event 2019

Some great shots from SCBL 2019

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Whew! What a Ride

Just got back from Space Coast Book Lovers Conference in Port Canaveral, FL. What a blast. I met so many new faces and got to see some of my dear friends, both writers and readers. If you’ve never tried this event, you should.

If you were there and didn’t get a chance to see me, or I didn’t have a book you wanted with me, I’ve included the link below to a form where you can order them. The price includes shipping. They are a little less than Amazon, and they will come to you Signed!

Hope to hear from you soon. Stay tuned for more interested stuff Coming Soon on both my blog and Facebook Page.

Here’s the link to the form.

Form Link

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