I’m not trying to be published (or even working towards doing that one day), and I don’t keep it secret I write, if someone asks, I’ll tell them. But I won’t bring it up on my own either.
I’m more iffy talking about what I write. I fanfiction (no, I’m not embarrassed to tell people I write fanfic) and the situations and things I do the characters isn’t something I want to share with people I know in real life since most of them believe me to be a very mild mannered person who wouldn’t hurt a fly, even in fiction. Insert evil laughter here.
So, yeah, my parents and several other people (mostly people my parents decided to tell behind my back) know I write, just not what I write.