Goals for 2017!

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In 2016 I had set high goals for myself in writing, publishing and reviewing. I didn’t quite meet my goals but am pleased with what I accomplished.

Writing and Publishing

My goal for 2016 was to write and publish five books.

My actual accomplishment was four books (above books).

My goal for 2017 is to write and publish five books – two children’s books, a book of short stories, a girl’s mystery series book 1, and book 2 of Hunting Mariah. I plan to edit a YA fantasy book 1 in a series.

Reading and Reviewing

In 2016 I set a goal to read and review 125 books on Goodreads.

The actual total of books I read and reviewed was 122 as listed on Goodreads but I did read three more books that were not listed on Goodreads therefore I did read and review 125 books!

My goal for 2017 is to read and review 110 books.

My main goal since I began publishing my books in 2013 has been to encourage children of all ages to read. I will continue to write stories for all ages that will engage children and make reading fun.

Reading Gives You Wings to Fly! Please help me spread the word about Jemsbooks and soar through 2017 on the wings of Jemsbooks! All authors love reviews. Feel free to leave a review wherever you purchased Jemsbooks. If you enjoy my books tell your friends, neighbors and family. I appreciate your help in getting my books out there so that they can make a difference in children’s lives.

Thank you for stopping by and for your continuing support.

Blessings & hugs!

Janice

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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with nine children's books for PS-Gr 4, five middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and two 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 children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award. All her books are available on Amazon.com, Create Space, 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 a mystery series for girls, a sequel to her first novel, Hunting Mariah, and a YA fantasy series will be coming in 2018 along with more children's books. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews.
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18 Responses to Goals for 2017!

  1. mazorbooks says:

    Dear Janice,
    Quite Impressive and inspiring. Congrats!
    May you continue to create and inspire 🙂
    Happy New Year!

  2. Congratulations! You should be proud of your accomplishments. Here’s to another great year! 💖

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you, Colleen! It feels good to meet the goals I place on myself. But I always want to surpass them. I will be happy to do four this year but I will strive for five. LOL! All the best to you in 2017! ❤️

  3. Mary Smith says:

    Congratulations on what you achieved in 2016 and good luck with your goals for 2017.

  4. Mae Clair says:

    Congratulations on all your accomplishments, Janice. You really had an amazing year. And wow, I thought I read a lot, but 125 books?!?!? You rocked it with your GR Reading Challenge!
    Happy New Year!

    • jjspina says:

      Thanks, Mae. Cutting back a little this year because of all the books I am writing. Love to read though, especially your books! You have fascinating premises to your books. I love intrigue, suspense and you deliver all. I hope to write like you one day. Blessings in 2017! ❤️

  5. Sounds like a terrific plan!

  6. macjam47 says:

    I would say that 2016 was a successful year for you. Best wishes as you work on your goals for 2017. Hugs.

  7. Best of luck in 2017 on your ambitious goals

  8. Congratulations Janice, I love that you didn’t drop your target books to write this year, you really are an inspiration 😊🙋🏼💕

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