Top three excuses for NOT writing your first novel
Business owners, speakers, and personalities - it seems like nowadays everyone wants to write their book and become an author. What's the difference between an author and you?
Authors are published.
Are you thinking about writing a book? Have a story you want to tell? Maybe you've grown up in an abusive household, have journeyed across the globe or started out as a child in a poor family and have become wealthy and successful; whatever the story in which you hold inside of you cannot be shared or validated until you place your thoughts, feelings, and storyline from your head onto a piece of paper.
I hear many excuses for why people don't write their book. Here are just a few:
Excuse #1 I don't have the time
I listen to this excuse a lot! My question to you is, how many hours of television or social media do you engage in per week? Do you game? How much of your time does gaming take up in a week?
Time is similar to money in that when you analyze what you do with either time or money; you can realize what items or categories you can cut out or reduce to make your time or money more effective. Look at what you are doing during the week - write down what you are doing with your time each day for a week and see how many hours you can change.
Tips on how to contract with a ghostwriter
If you’re looking to publish a book, but you don’t have the time or simply don’t enjoy writing, hiring a ghostwriter can be a great solution to achieve your goal of becoming an author!
Want to know more about ghostwriters, how you can hire a ghostwriter, and when you should hire a ghostwriter? View my previous blog posts for more information about ghostwriting.
When you’ve decided you want to hire a ghostwriter, and you’ve found a ghostwriter which you believe will be an excellent fit for you, your subject and your personality, the next step is signing their contract.
But not so fast!
Do you know what you are signing for? Are all the ghostwriter’s jobs for your novel spelled out for you? Is the contract transparent, or are there terms that you don’t understand woven into the agreement?
How can you know what a ghostwriter charges for their work?
Recently, you may have been thinking of your New Year’s Resolutions, looking at your bucket list, or rewriting your goal list for 2020. One of your goals may be to write a book and become an author because of the many benefits of becoming an author can bring to the table.
If you work a full-time job, don’t like to write, or would like to write but have writer’s block consistently, you may want to consider hiring a ghostwriter. See my previous post about what a good ghostwriter can do for you and your new book.
Before you tie the knot about hiring a ghostwriter, you’ll want to know how much they are going to charge. There are several different options to pay a ghostwriter - and each ghostwriter will have their preferred payment available to you in a proposal after you speak with them about what jobs you would like them to perform to get your book finished.
By the Project
Ghostwriters can give you a project cost for the entire book. They should have a detailed list of what will be involved in writing your book, how much each part
What does a ghostwriter do?
You may have heard about ghostwriters, but aren’t sure what they do for their clients. The easiest way to explain what a ghostwriter does is to give you an example.
A small business owner, Jill, wants to write a book about her work as a human resources expert. Why does she want to write a book? Being a published author gives you credibility and notoriety for your work. You are seen as a legitimate professional in your field when you’ve written a book. Additionally, becoming an author also opens you up to many more speaking engagements.
Do you have to write a book to be an expert? No. Will you have less recognition? Yes. The fact is, being an author gives you a considerable advantage over others in the same field and
How Do I hire a Ghostwriter?
Hiring a ghostwriter can be a tricky process if you don't know what you want or what to look for in your ghostwriter. Follow these steps to guide you through the process of finding a ghostwriter for hire.
Write Down Your List of Services You Want Your Ghostwriter to Perform
Start by writing down a list of services you are looking for, then look around for ghostwriters to work with on your project. I would suggest starting with LinkedIn and look under the hashtag ghostwriter. You will find a myriad of ghostwriters available to interview on LinkedIn.
Next, jot down a group of values or preferences which are non-negotiables for your ghostwriter. You may prefer working with a female, a journalist, or a writer who has a background in a specialty such as health and wellness. Put down your list on paper. I would even suggest getting a notebook to write in and keep track of your thoughts. In addition to keeping track of your thoughts, writing is a process for your brain to move forward. Scrawling your words on paper makes for a great landing pad for ideas as well as documenting information. A simple notebook works perfectly fine, or, if you like, purchase a leather-bound journal from a local store or artist. These are a beautiful start to your new project!
Where do I find a Ghostwriter?