Even without a pandemic disrupting or closing down businesses worldwide, prospects and clients ghost freelance writers all the time.
Your client might’ve gotten busy with other things. Your editor is in the middle of budget planning and ignoring their email. A hot prospect who used to reply within minutes to your emails has suddenly gone silent for nearly a month. There are a million reasons why a hot prospect or normally responsive client goes quiet.
No matter why, the silence can be maddening. And you’re not alone in feeling that way.
Getting ghosted happens to everyone. The trick is to know how to turn these silences into paying writing gigs without sounding desperate or pushy.