How’s Your Book Coming Along?

Mary Welch Official
Oct 17 · 2 min read
The flip side of keeping our work to ourselves is loneliness.

Last week I was away on a self imposed writer’s retreat in the city. I wasn’t going to announce it at first. I wanted to keep a low profile and hold my nose firmly to the grindstone. But the deeper reason I didn’t want to share what I was up to is connected to my conflicted relationship with accountability.

When we let people in on our dreams and goals, the target lives in their consciousness now, too — no…