Charlotte Bonner of New York City, who spends her days doing a Manhattan office grind and her evenings working on short stories, blog posts and a novel-in-progress, none of which have ever garnered her any professional attention let alone financial remuneration, realized that she must have a genuine love of writing, because she's certainly not getting anything else out of the endeavor.
"The funny thing is, I never feel like writing," said Bonner. "I actually dread it and do just about everything I can think of to avoid it. So I thought I hated it!"
Analyzing the situation more logically, however, Bonner deduced that she must in fact relish putting pen to paper - because why else would she devote so much time and energy to something that doesn't give her anything in return?
"It's a pretty dysfunctional relationship," she said. "Kind of like being with an alcoholic. Which I've done, too."
Bonner says that her self-esteem has skyrocketed following the revelation that, contrary to her perception of writing as an albatross that would inevitably drag her down with it to the deepest depths of oblivion, she actually adores writing.
"I guess I'm what they call a true artist," she said. "Which kind of kicks ass."