Writers were introverted people who preferred their dark writer's caves to red carpets and cameras. But it seems that in the last five years or so with the literal boom of Indie and Self-Publishing options the roles a writer has to play has changed once again.
No longer are writers allowed to live in their fantasy worlds and sit in a dark cafe unknown and simply write. If you choose the option to be an Indie or Self Published write, you will also need to be a charismatic people person who can sell a refrigerator to an Eskimo.
But, that is pretty much a given when you take the Indie route. But, as a new unknown writer, traditional publishers are leaving all of the marketing up to these writers as well. So now, after pushing your work enough to get a publisher to publish it, you have to think about how to get people to buy it...
When will you have time to write your next great novel?
As a writer myself I am not good with trying to convince people to do anything, much less convince them that my book is the next book that needs to end up in their Kindle or on their bookshelves.
So how do other writers come out of their shell enough to get their names out there?