It’s no secret that most authors are introverts. That doesn’t mean that we don’t enjoy bookshop events and literary festivals. Who doesn’t love talking about their books or their writing process? But afterwards, we are spent, drained of energy, and need to recharge. Writing is a solitary profession. We need to be alone to think, to write, to bang our heads on the desk. When lockdown was announced many of my friends commented that it would be a walk in the park for me; I worked from home anyway, my life would barely change. They couldn’t have been more wrong.