Discipline means giving yourself a command, and following it.

It’s not the same as willpower.

Discipline is not for the faint of heart either. It takes guts to commit to a writing regime. If we say we’re going to wake up an hour earlier to write, then that’s what we’ve got to do. It will be challenging. The more determined we are, the more Resistance will fight us.

As strong as it is, we must be stronger.

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