“No, thanks. I’m not really a joiner.”
How many times have you heard that? Or said that? If you’re anything like me, the answer is plenty – on both counts.
Though I’ve written whole novels and even a whole series of novels centered on the subject of community and friendship among women, I don’t think of myself as a joiner. Much of the time, I prefer to keep my own company or hang out with the imaginary friends who inhabit my books. I spend so much time alone, and so comfortably, that I have occasionally been accused of being a hermit. continue reading