Not often do I know where my sold articles will be published, but I do, occasionally, copy and paste a large portion of my original article into Google’s search bar, to see if I can locate where it was published. Today, I did just that with my most recent sold article which was an extensive, informative, health-related write-up. The information was created during a very serious health condition I encountered.
Maybe that is why my heart nearly skipped a beat when I saw my written words credited to someone else. I felt as though I sold a child of mine.
Of course, I have written and sold other articles which are not credited to me, but, those articles were not gleaned from my own personal experience, they were business presentations, research projects, nothing personally relevant to me.
In essence, my reaction this morning served to validate my conviction to abandon ghostwriting and concentrate on my own authorship.
“Never dare to sell your soul for money, because no amount of wealth would buy you an air conditioner in hell.”
― Edmond Mbiaka