A ghostwriter's life is always thinking, "This could be better." There is always an editor to prove you right. I say this with humor, even if it is true!
My name is Christina, but my friends call me Kri. As a youth, I began writing for pure enjoyment, focusing primarily on poetry, short stories, fan fiction, reviews, and the random five-paragraph essay. I even wrote an epic on the life of Jesus as a teenager, which my grandmother promptly took for her own.
As I got older, writing became somewhat of a type of therapy for me, and when my health took a turn for the worse, I looked into ghostwriting because this was something I could do from home that would not tax my already exhausted body.
Initially, I aimed to do fiction under the pen name of Alison Cook, but new ghostwriters for the platform I joined were required to write at least one non-fiction book before they could join other niches. Honestly, this frustrated me initially. However, as I began to take on projects aimed at helping others improve their lives, I began to yearn for a way to do it from a Bible-based perspective.
While on my previous platform, I ghostwrote ten books and had people requesting me to write their own books regularly. You can see some of their reviews of my work on this site's "Success Stories" tab. In nearly all cases, those wanting me to be their writer already knew the goal of their book(s). Some even had an outline ready to go. However, they were not a wordsmith.
I remember the first time I decided to take on larger projects regarding creative non-fiction and story writing. I was terrified I would run out of words and wind up with a weak book that was merely rumination. Once I had delved deeply into the work, I wondered if I needed more words!
They say, "Practice makes perfect," and it's very accurate. The more you do something, the easier and better it gets. Conversely, I find myself tweaking a writing project each time I complete it. Years later, I will look over something I wrote and, again, want to tweak it. Occasionally I purposely do not do this because it conveys the meaning I wanted to at the time, and it has not changed for me.
Putting all that aside, there is something I must share with you: My love of people. It is perhaps one of the strongest motivations behind all that I write. It also pushes me to become a better person so that I have a positive influence on those around me. I wish I could say I have managed to drive out all my fears and insecurities by regularly working on being a better version of myself, but it is always a work in progress.
Perhaps you understand how that feels. Never feeling like you are doing it right despite what others tell you. It seems a lot of people think exactly as I do. I assure you that if you keep trying, you will do great! Do not give up. Keep working towards your dreams.
For me, this means I will keep on writing.
I care about people and what is going on in their lives!
So, please shoot me a message.
I'll be your "Pen Pal"