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I made myself cry March 8, 2007

Filed under: kdramas — Raven @ 6:55 pm
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Last night was a first for me. It was the first time something I was writing made me cry.

Okay, that’s a lie. But it was the first time I’ve cried because what I was writing was GOOD. And that’s true. Granted, I was in an emotional mood already, having been crying off and on for the past four hours or so as I finished up the final four episodes of the Korean TV drama My Girl (see photo). The Korean letters, in case anyone is wondering, read: ma-i geol (I don’t think my transliteration is standard, but just try pronouncing it and you’ll see it’s Koreanized English for the series title).

So anyway, after finishing the drama, I opened up my novel to remind myself where I was. I usually do that last thing before I sign off the computer every night, because if I want to write at lunch the next day at work, it helps if I remember where I left off the night before. But this time I ended up writing a bit more. And while I was writing I started thinking about the relationships between my characters and how sad their lives were, and before I knew it I was crying a little. Not a lot, but still. It was a first for me. A good first. I wonder how many more times I’ll make myself cry now that I’ve started. I have a feeling this novel could get very cry-worthy as I keep going with it. There’s going to be some pretty emotional stuff coming to the fore for my characters. And I love these characters. So we’ll see.


4 Responses to “I made myself cry”

  1. Young Kim Says:

    I hung out with Lee Jun-Ki, the pretty boy on the left, during my 2 month stay in Korea.

    He’s way too pretty for his own good. I worry for him when he has to serve in the military.

  2. Raven Says:

    Whoa, did you really? That’s awesome! What’s his personality like in real life? I watched a TV special on My Girl and he seemed funny and cool.

    But yeah, way too pretty. He totally needs to cut his hair and lose the earrings.

  3. YK Says:

    He was very down to earth, all things considered. When we were in Kyoto, he was hounded by 40-something women.

    And in Korea, he was hounded by teen girls.

  4. mdb Says:

    Yeah I have the same problem everywhere I go.

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