Can a Relationship with Your Ghostwriter Feel Like Home? Yes.
"People aren't longing to be impressed; they're longing to feel like they're home." ~Shauna Niequist
As an individual who provides a HIGHLY specialized and personalized service to others, I agree.
My author clients have to feel deeply comfortable with their ghostwriter. As comfortable as they feel in their favorite chair in their favorite room.
They need to trust that I have their best interests in mind.
I have to be a safe presence in their lives. And I am.
Being a good writer is necessary but not sufficient for doing what I do.
My goal is to provide my clients with a sense of home and security when we speak. I don't take that statement lightly.
The idea of "home" is one I've been grappling with for years in the wake of moving my family from Wisconsin to Florida after the birth of my daughter. In fact, the notion has such weight in my psyche that it powered my new middle grade novel.
Fortunately, home isn't just a specific place. It's a feeling...one I both look for and provide to others. It's nonjudgment. It's understanding. It's love. It's effort. It's stillness.
What does the word "home" mean to you? Why?