My New Ghostwriting Gig

| February 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

WritestreamI mentioned briefly on some of my social media sites that I am officially ghostwriting a book full-time for a wonderful client who is convinced I am the right person to bring his unique concept to life. We’d started the project over two years ago, but after a few chapters life got in the way — as it often does — and for personal and professional reasons, we had to put it on hold. So when he contacted me about two months ago, eager and enthusiastic about finishing what we’d started, I was thrilled. And I’ll admit, a little nervous.

But mostly thrilled.

It’s an honor to hear a client say things like, “You are the only person I trust to write this”, especially when he knows plenty of great writers who work in Hollywood. But due to the subject matter it was important to him that the person entrusted to write the story share the same values and outlook. Having met me a few years ago when a friend held a book-signing party following the publication of Water Signs, he felt I met all of his criteria.

This time around though we’re doing it the right way, meaning working in full-time collaboration. Obviously, there’s plenty of independent writing involved, but that will flow so much better after spending a session in which we hammer out the themes, action, characters and ideas for a particular chapter before I actually write it.

And when the time comes, I’ll be setting up and writing the blog, plus managing the social media accounts for the book.

Can’t divulge details, but just know that this book — if written and marketed properly — will be a huge hit. And I take that responsibility very seriously, which is why I’m both excited and terrified.

Looks like I’ll be using the #ghostwriting and #amwriting hashtags on twitter quite often, in addition to resurrecting #writestream!

Have you ghostwritten previously? If you have any suggestions or would like to share your experiences/advice in the comments, please do!

Have a great Monday. :)

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About Daria: Daria DiGiovanni is an accomplished writer, author, blogger, internet radio host and social media professional. She released her first novel, Water Signs: A Story of Love and Renewal in 2008 and is currently at work on a sequel, Sea To Shining Sea. In addition to her blog, she contributes content to a variety of sites, ghostwrites books, provides training on social media platforms, manages social media accounts for individuals and businesses and hosts various internet radio programs, including Writestream Tuesday, and Love, Liberty & Lip Gloss. Daria launched the Writestream Radio Network in March of 2013. Rejoicing in the flow of creativity, the network features hosts Lisa Tarves (Just Believe and Love, Liberty & Lip Gloss), John D. Gresham (Military Monday), Dr. Billie Eizenberg and Attorney Sheena Benjamin-Wise (Family Power Hour), and Kristyn Fetterman (Love, Liberty & Lip Gloss). In November of 2013 she released Reflections on the Ring, a book she authored for Lori Colombo-Dunham and looks forward to the release of Steps To Salvation, a book she's currently writing for client Shlomo Attia. View author profile.

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