Lockdown diaries: the ghostwriter

Invisibility is part and parcel of being a ghostwriter. But somehow I’ve felt it more acutely during lockdown. In normal times, on publication of a book I’ve ghosted, there’s the launch party to which I am invited as ‘part’ of the publishing team, or a place around the table at the celebratory lunch with the ‘real’ publishing team. A few weeks into lockdown however, with these moments of inclusion obviously impossible, when a book I ghosted was published – social media’d, everyone else @’td like crazy to great fanfare – I let my professional self watch it all unfold.