There are messages playing through our minds all the time. These messages go straight into our subconscious minds where they impact our behaviour.

Sometimes these are positive messages like “I’m a good mom,” or “I support local charities”. Other times, they’re not so positive, “I’ll never finish this book,” or “No one will ever want to read this”.

What messages are playing through your mind? How can you change the negative ones into positive ones? What messages can you plant in your mind to help you achieve your goal?

Here’s one I repeat to myself, maybe it’ll work for you too: When I wake up, I get up. When I get up, I write.

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