I'm not getting a good feeling about this referral client. He can't write, though he thinks he can. He also just asked me to pitch a rather stupid spin-off story to two local sources, which is not within the perimeters of the project. Want free PR? Good luck, buddy. I had enough of those requests as a reporter.

Guess I'll wait and see. The project proposal I'm crafting is going to be very, very clear and detailed. If he balks, so be it. I'm not going in as a collaborator; I'm here as the writer.