Dear Janice and Fellow Writers,
I have had an unusual situation arise - someone has approached me to write a book about his story. While I am a writer and have had articles published in newspapers and magazines, I have never done anything on this scale.
His is a provocative story and he comes from a famous family, so I feel that it will have a great deal of interest. And he has pursued a low-key, unknown writer like myself purposely. Also, he has seen some of my work and likes my writing style, so we are on our way. But I am absolutely terrified at the size of this and am lacking in self-confidence that I can even do it justice.
I have my masters in journalism, I am published, but I don't even know how to begin this. Can anyone help me with suggestions on where to start, how to organize notes, how to figure out the structure of the story - maybe a writing book that would help? I don't know any professional writers and am not sure where to turn.
This feels like a chance in a lifetime and I don't want to mess it up, but feel very insecure.
Any advice would be a godsend.