Don’t use your introversion as an excuse.
Yes, you may prefer to hide out in your creative cave, dreading learning to network and talk to people you don’t know. If you get out and starting practicing now, then your path will be that much smoother.
Start by joining the writers groups and getting to know others in the community.
It may be terrifying at first but it will get easier, and you’ll be surprised at how much fun you’ll have, the friends you’ll make.Debbie Ohi, children’s author (source)