Perception determines how we see, or think about, a thing. Five pounds is neither light nor heavy until we compare it to something else.

Likewise, writing a novel is neither easy nor difficult until we compare it to something else. There was a time when writing a book seemed like a monumental task to me. Now, with three books in progress and an editing business in full swing, writing one book seems like a relatively light workload.

How does our perception of our writing goals influence our success? What would happen if we chose to see things differently?

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