IWSG: a place where writers and friends share woes or hugs.
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I dropped off a coloring page for Christmas at the local library--she commented on how pretty it was but all I did was thank her as she looked over it. I didn't say that I illustrated it or that it went with my newly released book.
(Here's the coloring page I gave her--you're welcome to print it if you'd like, though it's out of season but seek-and-finds are always fun no matter what season it is!)
Typically, I don't proclaim myself as an author but prefer to not be outspoken about it. For the most part, I don't like to bring unnecessary attention to myself because I feel awkward with it. I suppose I'm an introvert?
Just like a writer, right???
Do you believe that authors, by nature, are introverts? Or not necessarily? Do we love living in fiction than real life? How do you step out of your comfort zone and up to a pedestal to discuss your books (in casual settings)? Do you have a way of doing it so it doesn't sound like you're a merchant hawking his/her wares at a local flea market?
I understand that it's necessary when you're at a writers conference or a book signing, but that's an entirely different hat--do you wear your author hat 24/7?