No longer such a perfect day

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Back in August, we Debutantes got together over video-conferencing to work on the list of topics we wanted to talk about this year. Some of these topics were developed in previous years by other Debs. Some, we came up with on our own. None of them were developed with a global pandemic in mind. This week’s topic is “A Perfect Day,” which I’m finding hard to talk about now that…


People Who Need People (Sometimes)

Thursday, April 9, 2015

If you didn’t know better, you’d think I was an extrovert. After all, it’s my job to talk to people. But I’ll tell you the truth: I’m definitely an introvert. Like the other Debs, it took me a long time to figure this out. Because here’s the thing: if I’m working, I can talk to anyone. In that scenario, I have a mission and a reason. Call it something more…


My name is Karma, and I’m an Extroverted Introvert.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

We talk a lot about how solitary writing can be. And it is — unless you don’t want it to be, of course. I agree it helps if you’re a writer who likes her own company, because inevitably you will find yourself locked in a room with only your laptop, a cup of old and cold coffee, and hundreds of pages to write or revise…probably more than once.   Before…


Confessions of an Extroverted Introvert

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

I never really thought of myself as an introvert or an extrovert until recently. I’ve always been fine speaking in front of groups, going out to parties, and being generally festive, as well as hibernating at home with my books and movies. I have always liked a balance of both. It wasn’t until I started staying home and having hours and hours of alone time that I really noticed it, the pronounced reluctance…