I have a horror of public participation, or fame or notoriety. I shy away from publicity whenever I can, and while that has damaged the sales of my books, it’s also one of the reasons I write.
I can hide behind the printed word.
Anonymity narrows my options, for sure, but it allows me to live a massively ordinary life in which I can do what I want, whether that’s walk the dog, mow the grass, or just sit in a cafe and watch people. That freedom is a prize in itself.
And I get to write stories.
How cool is that?