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“Does God have a sense of humor or what?” S. Kim Henson (Photo from iStock)

I got this notion I wanted to add ghostwriter, alongside freelance writer, to my writer’s CV.

I liked the idea of writing in someone else’s voice even though I haven’t mastered my own. That sounded really funny to me, but still, I wanted to try my hand at the job.

Breaking into the market seemed impossible when the only ghostwriters I knew were well-known and likely too busy to hold my hand.

That didn’t stop me from adding “I want to be a ghostwriter” to my prayer list, my bucket list, my vision book, and my notebook of professional goals.

After that, I went about planning our daughter’s October 22nd wedding.

A little over a week after the festivities wound down, I received an email while I was in the middle of posting hundreds of wedding photos on Facebook. The message was from a writer/presenter who mentored me for a couple of months after we met at a writers conference in 2009.

Here it was two years later and she just happened to be overloaded with work.

She asked if I could help by ghostwriting for one of her internationally-known clients.

“Why, yes. I certainly can,” I said.

Snoopy dance. Call my husband who also Snoopy danced. Google the ghostly personality. Walk around giggling and giddy. Email a friend.

The following day, I settled down to write. Referring back to the original email while working on the project, I noticed its date.

The email about ghostwriting was sent October 31, 2011.

WRite wHere I’m supposed to be – I officially became a ghostwriter on Halloween. Now it’s your turn. Do you have any tales to tell about spooky timing, odd happenings, or eerie opportunities?

On the side: Believe it or not, it was unintentional that I posted this on Valentine’s Day. Must mean I love being a ghostwriter.

I have something for you!


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