When we start something new, a habit we want to form or a goal we’ve decided to go after, we usually come out of the gate strong. We’re full of momentum and energy. After a time, the momentum wanes. We lose focus and fall back into old patterns of behaviour.

It’s at this point that we’ve got a decision to make. Either we dig deep and regroup, or we give in.

It’s easy to quit when times are tough. In fact, that’s what most people do. The people who reach their goals recognize it as a hiccup. They take a deep breath and keep on going.

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