Writing can be a downright scary process. Whether you’re writing a book or an article, you are opening your ideas to an audience and allowing them to engage with – and maybe criticize – your work.
For this reason, writers often hold their content close and only allow others to read it when it feels more polished and complete.
The downside to keeping your ideas and writing private lies in losing out on valuable feedback if you don’t share early and with the right people.
via How to Get the Right Kind of Feedback for Your Writing | Inc.com