Goals I Met or not in 2021!

Each year I give myself extraordinary goals to reach. This year (2021) I gave myself the following goals:

Publish 4 books (I did!) Yay!

Read 90 books (I read 82). (Almost made it! Phew!)

Copy Edit other authors’ books (I did 2).

Complete sewing and crocheting projects. (Many!)

Support fellow authors on my blog through book reviews (I did approximately 5-10 a month)

Here are some of the projects that I completed.

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

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Books 5 & 6 – Children’s books PS-Grade 3 – Published in July & August 2021 (promo created by AllAuthor)

Children’s books above illustrated by my husband, John. He also created all my book covers.

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

Lubelia Alycea: One Hundred Years – published in July 2021 (Historical/romance/fiction) (promo created by AllAuthor)

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

The Legend of the Taken Ones (Gateskin Chronicles Book 1) – Fantasy Series for YA -Published in August 2021 (Promo created by AllAuthor)

Sewing & Crochet Projects completed:

Wine cozies & eyeglass cases
More eyeglass cases – Boston Bruins
Boston Bruin pillows
More Bruins’ pillows
Bruins’ pillows with appliques
Appliques Bruins’ pillows other sides
NE Patriots’ wine cozy
More Boston sports team wine cozies
More Bruins’ eyeglass cases
More wine cozies!!!
Red Sox Wine Cozies
Celtics’ Wine Cozies
Headband crochet
Baby boy sweater & hat set
Baby boy sweater & hat set
Halloween bag (with appliques)

I will be doing some more crochet but nothing is done to show here. I always have a project going. Sigh!

I hope to give away many of these projects to family and friends. If you are interested in a wine cozy (I have too many), please let me know. I would like to see how many are interested so I can plan a giveaway on my blog. Send me an email to jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net and put in Subject Line WINE COZY GIVEAWAY). If I have enough who would like one I will schedule a giveaway. All I will need from you, if I do this, is your name. If I draw your name in the giveaway I will contact you and then you can give me your address. I will only ask for a small S&H cost from Paypal.

I have offered other giveaways but have never gotten any response. Doesn’t anyone out there like free things? I hope I hear from some of you. If not, I will give them away to friends and family or anyone I meet. Ha!

Thank you for stopping by to read this post. I hope you will come back again real soon. Thank you for your continued support of my books and blog and for all the reviews you may have posted wherever my books are sold. Please keep those reviews 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 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, 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 in contests. AWARDS: 6 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear, Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier, The First Star 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 7 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, Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab, Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 1 (Drystan and Durward Save the Day) 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 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 15+. 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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5 Responses to Goals I Met or not in 2021!

  1. Darlene says:

    You did very well. Publishing 4 books is no mean feat and reading 72 is amazing. Well done! Here’s to your 2022 list!

  2. Jan Sikes says:

    Congratulations on reaching your goals, Janice! And here’s a big cheer for a positive and productive 2022!!

  3. Victoria Zigler says:

    Congratulations on how well you did with your goals. Considering everything else you were doing, even 72 books is amazing.

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