Nope. If I have an idea for a business venture and enlist the help of a coach, contractor, branding expert, web designer and even my kiddo to lick envelopes, it’s still my business – my concept, my drive, my execution and my final product with my name on it.
In the same way you’re not a cheater when you enlist the help of an editor, cover designer, PR person, a publicist, or Bob the shipping guy down at FedEx, a writing partner is just part of your execution team. You dreamed up this book. It’s in your voice, full of your wisdom and experience, and tied directly to your brand. It’s your book no matter who picked up the pen.
All creation is co-creation. Lone wolves are just that, wolves. The rest of us do our best work in community.