Making Plans

I’m definitely a planner–for me, lists are things of beauty–but plans only work if they’re flexible.

They’re designed to help you achieve a goal. If you’ve got a big enough goal, you won’t know exactly how to make it happen. By default then, your plan is a best guess. It’s a starting point. Once you begin to put the plan into action, you’ll get feedback on your efforts and can then adjust accordingly.

Intellectually, all this makes sense right? There’s nothing earth-shatteringly new here.

Except, most people don’t plan. They really don’t. Do you?

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