My Goals Met for 2019 and My Projected Goals for 2020!

Well, another year has gone by and I have met some of my goals for 2019. I planned to write and publish five books in 2019. I wrote nine books but only published three so far. I am working on Book 4 of Abby & Holly Series and Book 1 of a dragon series and hope to have Book 4 of Abby & Holly and Book 1 and 2 of the dragon series completed in January of 2020.

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My other goal was in reading and reviewing books by other authors from Goodreads. I managed to read 116 books, meeting and going over my goal of 95 books. I also reviewed all 116 books on Amazon and Goodreads.

Abby & Holly Series Books 1-3 Watch for Book 4 coming in 2020!

I always give myself some lofty goals to meet but this keeps me going strong and working harder to meet them. Being my toughest critic helps to make me a better writer and forces me to strive to reach higher each year.

For 2020 my goals are;

I plan to write and publish 4 books.

I plan to read and review 90 books (possibly more) on Goodreads.

I will continue to support my fellow authors on social media and by reading and reviewing their books.

I plan to keep encouraging all ages to read for their health and well being.

Over the next few years I plan to finish up the dragon series up to six books, two more books in the Abby & Holly series, begin a YA fantasy series with several books, hopefully another novel and possibly more books in the Mariah series and an historical novel. But who knows? I may change my mind. As long as I have a title I can go into any direction! There are sure to be some surprises for me too! That’s the joy of being a writer who lets her characters tell the story.

Thank you for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support and the reviews of my books. Your reviews are deeply valued and enable other readers to learn about my books. They also make my books viable in the eyes of Amazon. Please keep them coming! I love to hear from readers about my books. Contact me by email at jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net.

All Jemsbooks are available by clicking on covers on the right of this post which will take you directly to Amazon and Barnes & Noble or click on links to Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Blessings & Hugs,


About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 35 books: 17 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen/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 26 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, 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 1 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. 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 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 My Goals Met for 2019 and My Projected Goals for 2020!

  1. Darlene says:

    Well done, Janice. Your goals for 2020 are excellent and doable. Thanks for supporting your fellow authors. All the best for 2020.

  2. Even though you only published three of the planned five books in 2019, I think you should give yourself a huge pat on the back. Well done on writing so many we’ll get to read in the near future, and on reading and reviewing so many books. I look forward to seeing what you end up achieving from your 2020 goals.

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