...do you feel your job has been done well? I'm not even especially attached to the characters in the story I just finished, and yet I sobbed my heart out for over an hour over this one scene. Hopefully that means I've written it well enough for it to affect my readers. The scene that really got me was after one main character died. The other main character's reaction just... messed me up inside. And it was fun to write, but painful at the same time. Someone who hasn't even gotten up to the last couple of chapters has just accused me of feeding on my readers' tears. I'm a bad person. I enjoyed that too much. One of the best parts of writing fanfiction is the relatively fast feedback you get, and I find it helps me channel my itch to write so that I don't mess with my serious project too much. My co-writer still isn't writing regularly, and therefore I've been writing fanfiction to occupy myself. And loving it. And sobbing a lot. I feel like that's one sign of a job well done... If I can make myself cry with my work... because I do not cry easily!