Getting Lucky

People often remark that I’m lucky to have a job I love.

I work seven days a week, and yes, some of those days I’m wearing pyjamas — at least for the early morning writing stint. I work with people all over the world. I’m meeting, and working with, my mentors and heroes. This business fascinates me.

However, none of this happened because of luck. It happened by design.

I made a conscious decision to create this kind of life. That option is available to you too, but you’ve got to have guts and you’ve got to 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