Luck Has Nothing To Do With It

I can’t tell you how many people comment that I’m lucky to have a job I love. It’s becoming a thing.

I do have a job I love, but it isn’t by luck, it’s by design. I chose to be an author/editor/creative entrepreneur. I left a job with a pension to do this and that option is open to anyone. Most people don’t do it though, because being happy – authentically happy – involves risk. And risk is scary.

Standing out and being different – being the fifth hammer – is scary.

You can have the job/relationship/life you want, but luck has nothing to do with it.

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