Some people are never satisfied

I'm back from a trip to attend my friend's memorial service. A lot of the people there were folks who I haven't seen in some time, so I had the following conversation.

PERSON: So, what are you up to these days?

ME: Writing, like always.

PERSON: What are you writing?

ME: I'm working on a series of four science-fiction novels. I've published the first, the second will probably come out in the spring, and I've started writing the third.

WHAT I'M THINKING: Wow, saying that out loud makes me realize that that's a lot of work! No wonder I've been feeling busy--I'm juggling three projects here!

PERSON (clearly unimpressed): So, what else are you doing?