Beautiful ending there…ever read HP Lovecraft? Particularly “the Outsider?”
As for the doubters (though here the doubter is you), I had to deal with this crap. The ridiculous thing is that there are plenty of perfectly realistic and lucrative fields in which to make a living with words, and then even if you don’t make a fulltime living from fiction or poetry there are more ways than ever to make some side money on it while doing what you love.
People are just goofy. They get so locked into their own egos and self-defeat that they don’t even see reality anymore, yet will convince themselves they are “realists.”