Every Single Day

Recently, I had the great honour of meeting local sports hero, Colin Fewer. He’s a runner who’s won countless road races and broken I don’t know how many records. Colin spoke with a group of us competing in a ten mile race next Sunday.

At one point, someone asked Colin how often he trains. His answer was quick and concise.

Every day.

I think I may have been the only person not shocked by this answer. Of course he runs every day. That’s why he’s the best.

Know who else follows this philosophy? Stephen King. He writes every day. That’s why he’s the best at what he does.

Time and time again I meet people who say they want to write a book. They say they want to earn a full-time living from their creative work. Then, they offer up one excuse after another about why they haven’t written. I’ve been busy. I’m not feeling it. I had a dinner party to go to.

Sometimes, life happens. I get that – believe me.

But to achieve a goal, you have to work toward that goal every day. Every single day. That’s what the pros do.

The best part is that every day can start today.

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.

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