6 Activities

I’m often asked how I manage to get so much done. I have only one strategy and it works every single time.

Each night, I sit down and write out 6 goal-achieving activities for the next day. I list them in order of importance, and in the morning I start with number one and go down through the list.

This is not a todo list. It’s not about picking up the groceries, or calling the orthodontist. It’s about taking practical steps toward achieving your goal.

Time can’t be managed, but activities can. What 6 things can you do today to help you achieve your writing goal?

About the author 

Valerie Francis

Valerie Francis is a bestselling author, literary editor, and podcaster with a passion for stories by, for and about women.

Each month, Valerie recommends books from literature’s best female authors. Selections come from every genre because women write, and read, in every genre. The Women’s Fiction category offers up some terrific novels, but these days there’s a strong female presence in thriller, horror, crime, and other genres traditionally dominated by male writers. No matter what the publishing companies may think, in the 21st Century, Women’s Fiction is whatever we want it to be.

stories for women, by women, and about women