We all grab for attention.
Writers just seem to get at it in a different way.
They are like the boy that complains about not having friends.
Well no, I don’t want to invest time, be loyal, make sacrifices, and reach out to people – I just want people to do that to me.
Writers are the same way.
I mean, I want to be popular.
I just don’t want to leave the house.
“Seeing yourself in print is such an amazing concept: you can get so much attention without having to actually show up somewhere. While others who have something to say or who want to be effectual, like musicians or baseball players or politicians, have to get out there in front of people, writers, who tend to be shy, get to stay home and still be public. There are many obvious advantages to this. You don’t have to dress up, for instance, and you can’t hear them boo you right away.”
–Anne Lammot, Bird By Bird