I am a freelance ghostwriter. Lately, I’ve been putting in a bit of effort to test my ability as a novelist. For the most part, I complete writing assignments for clients ranging from animals to travel. However, it’s not like I started out as some prodigy. It took a great deal of time and effort to build myself up to the success I am now. So, how did I start my writing career?
After seven months, I finally finished a seven page story to add to my Wattpad novella, “VII.” To be perfectly honest, I am a bit disappointed in myself. However, I’m not going to let the disappointment slow down my momentum. I’ve learned a lot about myself as a writer over this past year, and I hope to put what I’ve learned to good use.
There is the right way and the wrong way to win over clients as a freelance ghostwriter. I have seen many potential word-smiths fail simply because they are unable to provide what a paying customer wants. In reality, it’s not all that difficult to provide a superior service. How you walk onto the battlefield will dictate whether or not you will win the day.
One question I get asked a lot by people, colleagues and friends of friends is what kind of a degree I have in order to be a professional writer. I look at them and state how I actually went to college for graphic design and computer animation. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to finish because I lacked funding. In reality, a degree is not necessary to become a professional writer. Of course this also depends on where you want to take the career.
I’ve learned a great deal about myself as well as how to write in the past four years. I started my journey with Textbroker in January of 2012. Since then, my writing has tightened up significantly and I feel more successful than I once did. Completing 5000 orders for my favorite writing platform was a great milestone, but I am filled with the sense of being able to do much more than what I am doing now.