Do The Work

I’ve never met anyone who was forced to write a novel. Sure, there may be a contractual deadline to deliver a manuscript on a certain date, but no one forced the writer to agree to it. Yes, writers need to earn a living, but there are faster and easier ways to make money.

We write because we want to. We’re compelled to.

Yet when the time for writing comes amateurs don’t deliver, and they’ve got all kinds of excuses to justify their inaction. Professionals don’t have time for excuses. They’re too busy writing.

If you want to be a pro, do the work.

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