Writing is love and is compelling. The torturous path of publishing and selling is an added negative. Yet, in today’s world, the author must do marketing. It is not a natural road.
Many writers are loners. Barricaded in their lairs, they only come out at the end of 1,000 words. When writing consumes most of the hours in a day, how must they find time to market their wares as well?
Some writers, it is true, are extroverts and marketing thrusts them on a welcoming stage. But for others, cramming marketing into a full writing day is exhausting.