For a NYT article on not sharing work-in-progress, something I can very much relate to. Thanks to AD Matt Dorfman!
Myself, I feel completely paralyzed when people ask me ooh what’s your book about. I never have a decent reply readily available and whatever I come up with just confuses people and reminds me why I should never talk to anyone. Yet there’s this strange urge to have some confirmation from another person… It’s no surprise that the only things of mine I like are those made with no audience or purpose in mind.