Willing? I insist upon it. Once we get started, I will come to you at my expense (anywhere in the Continental United States or Canada), to make sure we get off to a flying start. (Please don’t hire a ghostwriter who’s unwilling to do this!) OR, if you’d rather come to me in beautiful St. Petersburg, Florida, I will put you up for two nights (my treat) at either the Renaissance Vinoy in the heart of trendy downtown, or the Don Cesar right on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Both are close to my office.
NOTE: Due to the current Covid-19 situation, we may have to substitute a video conference for the personal visit, at least for the time being. Nevertheless, we’ll find a way to have a very productive first meeting!
Fear not. I have a network of fellow ghostwriters and I’d be happy to refer one to you. They’re not me, but they’re good. Send me an email briefly (briefly!) describing your book idea and exactly what your budget is. I’ll see if I can find someone you can connect with.
Absolutely. The first thing you’ll see is a descriptive outline I’ll put together for the book. This will help us identify what will be the chapters. Then I’ll forward you the work chapter by chapter, even parts of chapters as I go along. You’ll be right there every step of the way to make sure I’m getting it just right.
Depends on the length of the book and the amount of background work I need to do to gather the content. Could be a month, could be a year. Seven months is probably a good average. I will always give a firm estimate going in how long I think it will take, and we’ll stick to a tight schedule to ensure we make it happen by the target deadline.
I recommend that our first meeting be in person. I can come to where you are (at my expense) and we can spend at least a solid half-day together, enough time for me to gather all the information I need to write a detailed outline. From there, we’ll regularly conference by phone and communicate by email as we proceed chapter by chapter.