Seeing people is something I don't do very often. I'm not social and I don't feel I have a lot of exciting news (this year, with book contracts is an exception!) to share. I prefer meeting face to face. When I was young, I could gab on the phone for hours, but as I've gotten older, I find I just don't get as much from a phone call as sitting over a cup of tea. There's something in actually seeing that other person, their mannerisms, their pauses, where their eye wanders, that tells me more than just their voice can. I've almost given up answering the phone. I let my husband get it. I don't really want to talk to them anyway. I want to see them.