This comment was said by someone close to me as I described the latest artistic project that caught my interest. Though the lack of support stung, it did not come as a total surprise to me.
Some people believe in focusing all their attention on one activity. While I agree practice makes perfect, I also believe life is too short to limit one's focus.
Besides writing, I enjoy drawing and photography. I have also studied painting and stone carving. And, I'm always looking for new projects to work on.