We all get stuck. We’ve got a great idea but we can’t get lift-off, or we’re in the middle of a job and hit a patch of doldrums. We flail around, feeling confused and frustrated, wondering why we thought this project was something worth doing. Lots of my clients come to me in this state- sort of fuzzy-headed and a bit demoralized… You’ve been scratching your head, asking yourself… “Could it be that I’m not smart enough to pull this off?” My answer: “You’re wonderful. Most likely you’re just too close to the bull’s eye.”
The world needs your ideas and what you need is some outside perspective. Enter the ghostwriter. The ghostwriter is an invisible collaborator who functions like a gardener for your brain. We notice where you’re stuck and clear away the dead leaves on your path, so you can see where you’re headed again. We drain ponds to ungunk all the algae, so your project runs clear. We advise that you drink lots of water and we make jokes about new leaves. We turn the soil to help you unearth your own brilliant ideas.
Ideas are like plants, some are delicate, some are thorny, sometimes they sprout like weeds, and other times it seems that no amount of water and sun will convince a new concept to take root and grow. You’ve been going around in circles for weeks with this one idea and the more you try to get it out, the more stuck you become. Just when you think you’re ready to spit it out, a new tendril emerges, adding dimensionality, while simultaneously throwing things into a tangle of confusion. You’re amassing all this content but it’s overwhelming and now you’re not just stuck, you’re queasy and sweaty and making a face like you smell something gross. Great ideas need to be nurtured and carefully tended. The editorial perspective of a ghostwriter is part bad cop part muse. We honor your talent and also call you on your shit.
So, if you’re stuck, stop wasting your energy worrying about feeling burned out and start collaborating with a ghostwriter. A good ghostwriter will make you feel smarter than you are and help you get your project done. If you’d like to talk more about collaboration, finishing your project and feeling like a genius, contact me here.