Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tears Again?

I don't cry! I repeat. I. Don't. Cry.

So explain to me why I keep reading books that make me cry. Am I depressed? No! Am I emotional? Uhh . . . no! Am I losing my mind? Well, maybe! ;-)

Okay, so maybe I'm just reading better books. That was definitely the case last night. My very good friend and teacher and crit partner--I hope you don't mind me calling you that, Sarah--allowed me to beta read her short story.

Her writing is so full of emotion, so full of beautiful imagery and is FLAWLESS. She has a way of telling a story that will rip your heart to shreds and put it back together all in one sitting. That's what her short story did to me last night and I was so blinded by tears I couldn't even write a crit at the end of her last chapter--not that I had a crit to write.

I hope to continue reading stories with her for years and that she'll continue to read mine, too. And I hope one day, one of my stories will bring tears to her eyes.


  1. Oh my gosh, I am totally not a cryer, either - it's really rare that I cry in front of other people. So when a book makes me tear up, I know it's some great writing. I teared up on like page 17 of The Hunger Games, and sure enough it ended up becoming one of my favorite books ever!

  2. I still get teary eyed when I think of The Hunger Games. Such a bittersweet ending! :-)

  3. Anonymous5/26/2011

    WOW, Krystal! Just WOW! Thanks so much for this. Now you're making ME cry, so I guess we'll just have to lose our minds together, LOL. I can't you enough for all of your generous feedback!

  4. Hey, Sarah, you missed a word. ;-) Finally something to crit!

    Sometime in the near future we're gonna be sitting on the beach, sipping on pina coladas and laughing about these good ole days before our writing made us famous. (You'll never get the wishful thinker out of me!)

  5. Stories that touch and move me, bring me to tears, but in the end, reach the happily ever after we all crave, are the stories I enjoy the most. Good job, Sarah! :)

  6. I love books that do that to you :) Thanks for sharing!

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

  7. You are welcome. Thanks for posting. I'm new to the blogging world. :-)

  8. :O)Im a teary reader as well !! I have to look around to make sure no-one is watching !! So when do we others get to read this teary read hmmmm Sarah ;) thank for sharing !!! I loved sarahs last two books I read ;) cant wait for more !!! check out my blog if you like ;) the more the merrier !!



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