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.