Generally I'm not the kind of guy who cries a lot, but it's not beyond me to cry if I for whatever reason experience something very sad or personal. But that's not what this post is about. To my my pramarity characteristics is that I'm a massive nerd/geek/fanboy of various franchises and also intensely nostalgic, so in addition to loved ones dying, the only things that can make me cry are thinking about the past and watching fiction or thinking about fictional characters. This is all fine, but recently, most notably just prior to writing this, I wrote a very emotional scene for the novel I'm currently working on. The thing is, I shed a couple of tears during this. It's never been this noticeable or intense before, from what I can remember, but I recall having felt genuinely sad on behalf of some of my characters when thinking about their sacrifices, unluck or loss of loved ones. Is this good or bad? Does it somehow suggest that I'm a complacent bastard who's so cocky, arrogant and grand he's emotionally moved by his own stories, plots and characters. Or does it merely imply that I'm good at putting myself in other's shoes, that I'm sympathetic and empathic and that I'm capable of writing truly realistic and heartwarming/-breaking stuff? Am I the only one who does this? I'd appreciate your input.