It is in your best interest, and mine, to determine how well we might work together. Prior to diving in and committing to weeks or months of collaboration, I offer potential clients a free 30-minute consult call. Here are some of the questions you should be prepared to answer:

  1. What is your book about? (Hint: Be able to summarize in a paragraph or two what you think your book will be [or already is] about.) I will usually ask this question in our initial email/first contact, before our call, but might ask you to elaborate a bit more when we talk.
  2. How long have you been thinking about or working on this project/book?
  3. Do you want to take part in the writing process? If so, roughly how much: 50/50 or some other configuration?
  4. If you have a work-in-progress, have you workshopped it? (In other words: Has anyone read your work besides your spouse, best friend, or colleague?)
  5. Why this book, why now?
  6. Who is this book for/who is your intended audience?
  7. How much of the book do you have written? (Zilch, a list scribbled on a napkin, a few pages of notes, a detailed outline, four chapters, 500 pages)?
  8. What is your timeline/desired end date?
  9. What kind of time will you have to work on deep edits and/or provide general feedback (i.e. love it/don’t love it)?
  10. Do you plan to self publish or go the traditional publishing route?