Writing is a lonely profession,
especially at the outset of one's career, when body, mind, and spirit fixate on the
blank page or a computer monitor for endless hours. Even more so if you're a classic introvert, and your "battery" is
charged in solitude rather than by socializing.
The solution? Network with other
writers. Join a critique group or a writer's club. Attending guild meetings, writing workshops, conferences, or residencies, and take online and real
world classes to keep yourself connected, grounded, and focused. Writerly solitude is balanced by networking and
leads to new opportunities.