Goodreads asked Laurie Halse Anderson:

What’s the best thing about being a writer?

Laurie Halse Anderson I love working alone. While I also enjoy traveling and meeting people, I'm more introverted than extroverted. Working alone (in the company of several hundred fictional characters, of course) is heavenly.

I also LOVE the feeling of being so submerged in writing that I lose track of time. Social scientists call this state of being "flow." Here's a great article about it:

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