So, in the past month or so, I decided to dip my toe in the waters of ghostwriting.
It’s been interesting so far. At first, I kind of resisted the idea. Not sure why. Maybe I thought I would “give away” all my good ideas to someone else without getting any credit. But so far, I’ve been okay with the projects I’ve taken on.
Maybe it’s because they aren’t squarely in my preferred genres when writing my own fiction. They are in the same neighborhood, but they’re far enough removed that I can still write with confidence that I’m putting out something good while still enjoying myself without feeling like I’m giving away too much of my own voice.
It’s strange, because you do have to remember that you are writing as someone else. But so far, the projects I’ve taken on have been outlined to some degree, so I haven’t felt that same pressure and back-and-forth I go through when plotting my own fiction.
I’m not the first writer to second-guess themselves (from story seed right through to the finished product), but for whatever reason, I haven’t had any trouble yet separating “me” from “them” – and less pressure means I can just get down to business without all that self-imposed loathing 🙂
Anyways, I can’t really talk about the projects I’ve done or the new ones I’m working on (hence the ghost part of it all), but I’m exploring new avenues and hopefully improving my skills in the process. Plus I’m getting paid to write so it’s kind of a win-win-win situation!