Writers, like everyone else, relish feedback. But many will tell you that their art requires sequestration from feedback, for a time, to go into the creative wilds and let their minds roam freely — and then, when it’s time, return to the world and be judged. With no judgment at all, their art would die. But with always-on judgment, it may never reach the status of art.

Anand Giridharadas - A New, Noisier Way of Writing (Oh, internet: you’re the cause of–and solution to–all of life’s problems…)