Instant Reward

Too often we focus on what we have yet to accomplish. We see the road ahead as long and arduous. What would happen if we stopped every now and then and looked back at how far we’ve come? How might that shift our perspective?

What would happen if we rewarded ourselves for overcoming obstacles along the way? It could be something as simple as a great cup of coffee, or (in my case) a new fountain pen. How might that affect the way we see challenges?

Do the work and then, pat yourself on the back.

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