Seeing oneself in paper

I am quoting a brilliant paragraph from Anne Lamott (Bird by Bird : Some Instructions on Writing and Life) on writing here. I feel this emotion is similar to the act of drawing too.
Talking about a poem which got published when she was in second grade, Anne Lamott writes “I understood immediately the thrill of seeing oneself in print. It provides some sort of of primal verification: you are in print; therefore you exist. Who knows what this urge is all about, to appear somewhere outside yourself, instead of feeling stuck inside your muddled but stroboscopic mind, peering out like a little undersea animal – a spiny blend, for instance – from inside your tiny cave? Seeing yourself in print is such an amazing concept: you can get so much attention without having to actually show up somewhere. While others who have something to say or who want to be effectual, like musicians of baseball players or politicians, have to get out there in front of people, writer who tend to be shy, get to stay at home and still be public. There are many advantages to this. You don’t have to dress up, for instance, and you can’t hear them boo you right away.”
I feel the same with drawing.
drawing as ’seeing oneself in paper’