Happy New Year Everyone! This past year 2020 has been a grueling, heartbreaking and disappointing year for many. I pray that those who lost loved ones to the COVID-19 Virus find that 2021 will be a healing time for them. My heart goes out to all of you! May God bless you and give you strength to go on.

This year 2021 is a time for us to receive the vaccine to keep us safe and healthy. We still may have to wear our masks for several months until we get the all-clear from our countries. Please stay safe and well.

Jemsbooks Wall of books (promo done by Theodocia McLean)
In A Second – Novel for 18+ (Mystery/suspense/psychological/drama NEW BOOK
Abby & Holly Series Books 4-6 – NEW BOOKS in series
Abby & Holly Book 5 with Pinnacle Book Award
Children’s books with Awards
Silver Medal – Mom’s Choice AwardsLouey the Lazy Elephant and Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon

I was extremely busy in 2020 as you can see from what I accomplished below.

I published 8 books and received 8 book awards.

I copy edited a couple of my fellow authors’ books.

I read 82 out of 90 in Goodreads Reading Challenge.

I crocheted 12 afghans, 2 baby sets, 1 hat, 1 sleep mask, 8 pillows, 30 headbands.

Green afghan set
Blue Afghan Set
Sewn tossed pillows with appliques
Crocheted Heart Pillows
Doggy sewn pillow
John & I wearing Pats face masks that I made.
Sleep Mask
Crochet tossed pillow
Patriots Crochet Afghan
Stripped Crochet Blanket Afghan
Crochet Baby boy set
Crochet Baby Girl Set
Headbands/Ear Warmers

I sewed 20 face masks and 8 pillows.

Patriots pillows sewn
Patriots’ pillow and face masks

I blogged (I’m not sure how many) and published many, many posts!

I baked, cooked and share some of my recipes on my blog also.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Apple Pie
Pumpkin pies
Baked chicken
Escarole Soup
Portuguese Fisherman’s Stew

When I look back over the year I am amazed I accomplished so much. It is all a blur now. I mainly did this to keep myself sane during these troubling times. It did work. I didn’t go crazy! Thank God for that! Sigh! Ha!

I hope this year is not as crazy and we are back to almost normal. Therefore, I may not do as much as I did in 2020. But I’ll do my best to do plenty.

This year – 2021 – my goals are:

I hope to publish 4 books – 2 children’s, 1 novel and 1 YA Fantasy in a series.

I will copy edit other authors’ work.

I hope to read 90 books in Goodreads Challenge.

I will crochet and sew several items.

I will blog every other day.

I will bake, cook and share some recipes on my blog.

If there is any time in between all this I will keep busy doing productive projects.

I hope 2021 will be a happy and healthy year for you and yours. Take care, stay safe and get vaccinated. God Bless!

Here are my links to all my books.

Jemsbooks Children’s books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

MG/PT/YA books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Novels for 18+ books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and also by clicking on covers to the right of this post.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!








About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 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 36 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. 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 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel 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 a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, 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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8 Responses to MY GOALS FOR 2021!

  1. noelleg44 says:

    You have more energy than a jumping bean, Janice. I am still thinking about my goals for this year – a lot will depend on the vaccine and whether we can travel!

    • jjspina says:

      I agree, Noelle! We cancelled two trips last year. Hopefully we will get the vaccine so we can travel later this year. Fingers crossed! Stay safe and well, my friend! 💕

  2. Wow, you sure have been busy! Great accomplishments and plans for the coming year, Janice.

  3. wolfpug says:

    Love all your crafts!! Look forward to another yr of beta reading for you!!

  4. Looks like you had a very productive 2020, with some wonderful things to look back on. I hope 2021 is even better – good luck with your goals for the year.

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