Goals for 2017!


In 2016 I had set high goals for myself in writing, publishing and reviewing. I didn’t quite meet my goals but am pleased with what I accomplished.

Writing and Publishing

My goal for 2016 was to write and publish five books.

My actual accomplishment was four books (above books).

My goal for 2017 is to write and publish five books – two children’s books, a book of short stories, a girl’s mystery series book 1, and book 2 of Hunting Mariah. I plan to edit a YA fantasy book 1 in a series.

Reading and Reviewing

In 2016 I set a goal to read and review 125 books on Goodreads.

The actual total of books I read and reviewed was 122 as listed on Goodreads but I did read three more books that were not listed on Goodreads therefore I did read and review 125 books!

My goal for 2017 is to read and review 110 books.

My main goal since I began publishing my books in 2013 has been to encourage children of all ages to read. I will continue to write stories for all ages that will engage children and make reading fun.

Reading Gives You Wings to Fly! Please help me spread the word about Jemsbooks and soar through 2017 on the wings of Jemsbooks! All authors love reviews. Feel free to leave a review wherever you purchased Jemsbooks. If you enjoy my books tell your friends, neighbors and family. I appreciate your help in getting my books out there so that they can make a difference in children’s lives.

Thank you for stopping by and for your continuing support.

Blessings & hugs!



About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 39 books: 19 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 31 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 2 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about an angel and another about a dog for ages 17+. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog http://jemsbooks.blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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18 Responses to Goals for 2017!

  1. mazorbooks says:

    Dear Janice,
    Quite Impressive and inspiring. Congrats!
    May you continue to create and inspire 🙂
    Happy New Year!

  2. Colleen Chesebro says:

    Congratulations! You should be proud of your accomplishments. Here’s to another great year! 💖

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you, Colleen! It feels good to meet the goals I place on myself. But I always want to surpass them. I will be happy to do four this year but I will strive for five. LOL! All the best to you in 2017! ❤️

  3. Mary Smith says:

    Congratulations on what you achieved in 2016 and good luck with your goals for 2017.

  4. Mae Clair says:

    Congratulations on all your accomplishments, Janice. You really had an amazing year. And wow, I thought I read a lot, but 125 books?!?!? You rocked it with your GR Reading Challenge!
    Happy New Year!

    • jjspina says:

      Thanks, Mae. Cutting back a little this year because of all the books I am writing. Love to read though, especially your books! You have fascinating premises to your books. I love intrigue, suspense and you deliver all. I hope to write like you one day. Blessings in 2017! ❤️

  5. Sounds like a terrific plan!

  6. macjam47 says:

    I would say that 2016 was a successful year for you. Best wishes as you work on your goals for 2017. Hugs.

  7. Best of luck in 2017 on your ambitious goals

  8. Congratulations Janice, I love that you didn’t drop your target books to write this year, you really are an inspiration 😊🙋🏼💕

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