Taking a Break from Writing – Umm Maybe a Little one!

Somewhere the Sun sets

It’s that time of the year when I take a breather from writing and publishing to rest, relax and unwind with my husband somewhere in the world other than at my laptop. Sigh! Can I do it? Can I not write for a week or more?

I don’t know if I can do that. Unbeknownst to my husband, John, I will be taking not only my Kindle for reading but also my trusty iPad to jot down a little about my vacation to share with my readers. Please don’t tell him.

Of course, once I return there will be a post all about where I traveled. I will have beautiful photos (hopefully) from my iPhone and John’s camera. He doesn’t use his cell to take special photos when on vacation. He doesn’t think the photos are as good. I agree but I will snap some anyway and share all the best ones with you.

With my lofty goal of 5 books to write and publish this year and my reading goal on Goodreads of 95 books it is taking a toll on me. I need to take this break. Please forgive me but I will promise to write more when I come back.

We have published two books so far in 2019 with three more coming to make the goal of 5. I have been keeping John so busy that he needs this vacation even more than I do. Poor guy! I am such a task master. Sigh! With 24 books under our belts and more coming it’s no wonder he is exhausted!

I have already begun Book 3 of Abby & Holly Series and John is avidly working on the first Dragon book in a series of six books. We will publish both books this year in between our busy lives. But I am not complaining, I wouldn’t know what to do if I didn’t keep as busy as I do. Like everyone we have families that keep us going in every direction with birthdays, other celebrations and get togethers. With the good weather here there will be more gatherings that will keep us away from writing and publishing a bit but this we expect. I still will meet my goals as much as I possibly can. (Fingers crossed!)

I look forward to this trip but once it is behind me I will get right back to work with a joy in my step and ready fingers to fly once again across my laptop. Ahh! I love to write but I do love to travel too! Shhh, please remember, don’t tell John about the iPad that will be tucked away in my carryon.

Leaving you with some warm sunsets and beach scenes from previous vacations.

Another Lovely Sunset
Warm Feeling Basking in the Sunset
I am so ready for this!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Please peruse my past posts while I am gone. I hope to have some posts scheduled for during my absence though.


Please leave some love for authors by reviewing their books wherever you purchased them. We authors will love you back! Thank you so much for your continued support! I am grateful!!

Blessings & Hugs!



About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 9 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 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 children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Davey & Derek Book 6, and Abby & Holly Books 1 & 2 all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge were Finalist in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review and receive a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book 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 4 of Abby & Holly series for girls and a Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2020 along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, 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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6 Responses to Taking a Break from Writing – Umm Maybe a Little one!

  1. Darlene says:

    Have a great break. I’ll be doing the same in a week. xo

  2. Enjoy your break, and I promise not to tell John about the iPad. 😉

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