What Makes an Author Tick?

I often ask myself this question. What makes me tick? What makes my fellow authors out there tick? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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What makes me tick? It’s being excited about writing and publishing my work. It’s about loving to create stories to entertain the masses, sharing my ideas with others, and feeling that I am accomplishing something worthwhile. Writing gives me a purpose in my life to keep moving forward and enables me to continue to do what makes me happy. With God’s blessing I hope to write many more stories over the years to come.

I am doing something I love to do. It’s funny though because before I retired I was concerned that I wouldn’t have anything to do. But it was like a bell went off in my head and I began to write non-stop. I couldn’t believe there were so many ideas running through my head. I pulled up all the other stories I had written previously and edited and published them after being unsuccessful in submissions to publishers. I kept writing more and more books until now I have 41 published works. Yikes! If someone had told me that I would write that many books at my age, I would have said they were crazy! But I guess I am the crazy one! Ha!

It doesn’t matter what I write – I love it all, even blogging gives me a thrill! I hope my readers enjoy my craziness in blogging. You never know what I am going to write next. Well, neither do I! You see all kinds of posts about birds, fish, seasons, books, publishing, author interviews, giveaways, travels, recipes, crocheting and sewing projects and whatever else I can come up. After all, they are what I love to share with you. If you love to eat, I have some wonderful recipes here.

If you haven’t checked out my eclectic blog yet, start scrolling and searching today. Have fun! There is always more coming!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. Please remember to review books to help authors by sharing word about their work. We authors will love you for your efforts.

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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6 Responses to What Makes an Author Tick?

  1. I have always loved writing so it was as though I grew up being a writer.

  2. Darlene says:

    I agree, writing makes retirement much more interesting. A good use of our time and brain!

  3. Jan Sikes says:

    I think what makes authors tick is the thrill of creating. Congrats to you on penning so many books! That’s amazing!

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