After ghostwriting for 10 years, it still feels unreal that I have a published book with my own name on it, as the author. I get a little misty every time I see it or someone asks me about my book. Often I have to stop myself before asking which one because they are all “my” books even if I can’t claim them in the real world. I pour my heart into each one, all the while, channeling the author’s voice and soul.
That’s what we do as writers. We give a piece of ourselves to each article, book, and tweet in the hopes of making a lasting impression on the reader.