I sat and sat in front of a white screen for longer than I care to admit. It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen. It’s not that I’m not prepared. I have an outline a mile long for crying out loud. I’ve moved and moved and erased until I thought I was there and ready to shoot for the moon and all that jazz.
Unless you’ve worked with one before, you’re probably not sure how to scout someone out. Sure, you can try your hand at Craigslist and content mills, but before you go that way, you wanna talk to a seasoned expert in the field to give you the rundown on our process and what you can expect, am I right?
Start right here, my friend!
The process doesn’t have to be daunting. Ghostwriters are interesting characters. Our opinions and insights are formed by years (in my case a decade) of absorbing the thoughts and feelings of strangers. We’re like sponges. But meeting one you hit it off with right away doesn’t make that ghost any better or worse for you or – more importantly – your project. Ideally, you both should have a mutual level of respect for your project. Now, if that’s missing from the equation or if your preliminary interview doesn’t go well at all, take it as a red flag and check out someone else. more “How to Choose the Right Ghostwriter”
In working on my upcoming course this week, I was briefly reminded of why I’m doing all of this in the first place. It was only for a fleeting moment that it whooshed over me and left.
But the weight of it, the memories and the feelings that soon followed carried me over to another land, somewhere I once knew the value of my why, the reason that kept me hustling. I’m glad I’m still there. more “Here’s the Real Reason for Your Why What I Learned This Week“
I chewed off most of my nails in the hour leading up to the start. I’d never put myself out there like that. And although I didn’t fear judgment or what people thought, I was heavily concerned with having enough questions to fill the time and giving folks the right answers. As I suspected, most of the questions I wielded related heavily to ghostwriting. Not surprised. It’s what I’ve done most of my life.
And then there was the giveaway.