“Dreaming is the day job of novelists, but sharing our dreams is a still more important task for us. We cannot be novelists without this sense of sharing something.” ~Haruki Murakami
This desire to share something is what forces the dreaming onto paper. It’s a way to make the dreams real, so that they can be shared. This introverted author is okay with the dreaming and the writing…but the marketing is confusing and uncomfortable. I’m doing it anyway. Because if no one reads my story, it feels like something terrible has happened. The personal enjoyment and satisfaction of writing is NOT enough.
I think everyone needs for their work to create a connection between themselves and others. It’s not just peculiar to writers.