I’m currently halfway through a book about writing called Building a Life Out of Words by Shawn Smucker. I can’t give a fully informed review on the book yet, but so far, I’ve found that the way in which Shawn interweaves life principles, writing advice, and his own story makes for a page turning read. At the end of each chapter, he includes short articles by various writers who have been able to make a living out of writing. In light of this journey in developing my personhood for who I want to be down the road, I found one of these articles to be especially intriguing.
I agree with Boyett that selling oneself can be so utterly uncomfortable and seemingly self-glorifying. With the right attitude, however, maybe self-promotion can really be one of the most humble acts of all.