This probably won't be a long post. I'm getting some quiet time and want to use it wisely. If you haven't guessed by now, I'm a champion at finding goofy things to take up time instead of the things I should be doing.
So what's wrong?
I found myself watching Forrest Gump for about the hundreth time. There are moments when I'd like to wring Jen-ny's neck, but that's me. But I was talking about wrong...
I'm watching the ending and I'm smiling along with Forrest when he finds out he's a daddy. Then, when they get married and Lt. Dan shows up, I'm laughing that he's got magic legs. But every darned time, I bawl like a baby when he's sitting at Jenny's grave and talking to her. Then there's the very end when he sends little Forrest to school for the first time. Yeah, I cry.
Now I'm wonderingif it's normal to shake my head, laugh, and interact with the movie like I'm PART of the movie. I mean, I know the filmmaker wants the audience to react. Sometimes I think I get way more into the movies than some do.
But then again, isn't that the point to writing? Well one of them, anyway. To get the reader to feel what the characters feel and to experience the story as if they were there, too.
I haven't gotten more than one review of my work, and I hope that's how the readers feel when they read my stuff. I'd love to know, so I know how to work on my work to make it more powerful and enjoyable for the reader.
Are there any stories that really made you think? Laugh? Cry? I'd love to know.
So I'll go back to my TV show and my putzing around. I have a story to marinate a bit logner anyway.
Toodles for now.