Have you watched the show GIRLS on HBO? My reaction is mixed but there was one encounter I relished with the main character, Hannah, and a guy she's interested in.
Guy: "You don't have a job?"
Hannah: "I'm a writer."
Guy: "So, that's how you make a living?"
Sometimes it's difficult to explain what you're doing if it doesn't fall into a traditional category with traditional outputs, you know?
James Franco discusses his interpretation of the show and ended with this:
"They say living well is the best revenge but sometimes writing well is even better."