I’m involved in a wide variety of creative projects right now. Some are personal projects, others are helping clients share their wisdom and stories, others are so random and involve people I’ve never met other than online.
In each and every one of those projects and relationships, there is such immense joy and creativity, it is absolutely stunning to witness and experience. Alignment and levels of synchronicity beyond anything I’ve ever experienced. It makes my synchronistic experiences last Fall look like child’s play.
Whether I’m the writer or the ghostwriter, each one of these projects is just so damn FUN and a powerfully creative endeavor. In most cases, these are people and connections that I didn’t know even a few months ago. They arrived and showed up in so many completely unexpected ways, but all have been undeniable.
I’m now actively in the editing process of my first book, and the editor I’m working with arrived through a mutual close friend. In one conversation, I knew that I had zero interest in talking with any of the other editor contacts I’d received. Historically, I’m not one to jump into such a commitment nearly immediately. Clearly, times have changed. Or maybe it’s more that I’ve changed.
Because these types of creative collaboration relationships keep showing up. And they’re offering me the experience and awareness that while writing can be (and often is) a very solitary activity, it can also be a creative partnership.
In opening up to possibility, new creative opportunities are invited in. Sometimes with people I may never meet in person. One of my current projects was a result of responding to a request for writers willing to create content based on an assigned word. And the word I received is one that I can indeed take in a number of different directions. How fun, exciting and wildly detached from any specific outcome.
I’m not at all sure who this version of me is, all I know is that joyful experiences are everywhere. My favorite writing projects are with people who aren’t just open to me using my creativity, they welcome it. Because what ends up being created is a blend of their voice with mine, and that type of writing feels so expansive.
Friends or acquaintances have asked why I’d want to ghostwrite and never get credit for it. And my answer is always that it’s not about the byline. My passion is about expressing the message. Might be weird, but I genuinely find it so very fun to see things I’ve ghostwritten. It’s so cool to witness them being shared and know that I was part of creating that.
Joyful creative collaborations are not just possible, they’re also incredibly meaningful. And I really do love being a part of them.
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