What Am I Doing on my Writing Break from WIP?

Of course, I can’t just sit still while I am on a break from my next WIP. I have too much pent up energy to do that. So, you ask – what am I doing in between books?

Here is a list of what I have been doing with photos. Sewing, sewing, and more sewing! I have a beautiful new machine that my husband bought me last year. It has over 100 stitches. I have fun trying them out on different projects. Here is what I have done so far with more to come.

Sports wine cozies
More cozies
Boston Bruins Glass Cases
Wine Cozies & Glass cases – Boston Bruins
Patriots wine cozy with appliques and wine – I bring these cozies with a bottle of wine to friends’ houses when invited there. They always love them!!
Bruins glass cases made with felt
Another glass case in felt with Bruins applique
Two Bruins fleece pillows

I love to crochet too. I usually do most of my crocheting (large items) in the winter months. It is so comforting to sit at night with a warm, soft and cuddly new project on my lap as it grows.

Crocheted Headband

I am also in the process of making more headbands. Can’t have enough of them. I love them and wear them all fall and winter and into the spring. Summer is too hot for them. I have many more to make. Then onto my afghans again. I make them with blanket yarn. They are warm, soft and cuddly. Everyone wants one. Here are a couple I made for myself. Most I give away. Soon it will be the season of giving. I can’t wait! I have lots of items to give away! I love the feeling of joy when I give something away especially if the receiver is joyful too!

Crocheted Blanket afghan
Crocheted blanket afghan

I have a few yards of other fabric – Celtics and Red Sox – to work on next. I can’t help myself. I keep giving myself projects to do to keep busy. Soon I will get back to my books. I had been feeling exhausted from publishing 12 books in two years. It was the most I had ever done. My mind is clearer now and almost ready to begin again. But now I have all these projects lined up! Yikes! I will finish them first.

Soon the holidays will be upon us and I will have to put a stop to everything and get back to shopping and decorating for the holidays. I have decorated for fall and Halloween for now. But Thanksgiving will be here before we know it and right behind that will be Christmas. I feel tired already thinking of all this. Sigh!

If you are looking for some ideas for your Christmas lists, check out my books and my giveaways. Since I cannot sell these items above I will happily give them away in a post coming soon. Watch for it! As for my books all you have to do is click on the covers to the right of this post or go to the links below.

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

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

JEMSBOOKS NOVELS FOR 18+ are available on Amazon as paperbacks and ebooks (Kindle) and Barnes & Noble as paperbacks.

After the holidays I will have to take another break or maybe before! Ha!

I hope you enjoyed the photos of all my projects. Stay tuned for more coming soon!

Thank you so much for stopping by and for all your kind support of my books and blog. I appreciate all the lovely reviews too. Please keep them coming!!

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 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 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 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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9 Responses to What Am I Doing on my Writing Break from WIP?

  1. Oh, the headbands are such a cool idea!

  2. You really a wonderfully creative, Janice. I love your pictures.

  3. Victoria Zigler says:

    Can I get some of that energy? LOL! I’ve got several WIPs – writing and craft related – I want to get done, and could use a bit of your energy to make a dent in the pile. Of course, it would help me if I didn’t keep adding new things to the lists too… LOL!

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