I have got to stop crying!
I have just written chapter seventeen, where one of my most beloved characters dies and I am heart broken. I didn't want him to die and I even tried to resuscitate him but his death was central to the plot and unavoidable.
And so I am grieving.
Unfortunately this is not the only time in the past week I have cried. I watched the film District 9 the other night and it had me in floods of tears as well!
So now I have to add that to the list of film I can't watch without having a blubber. Here are my top ten...and in no particular order.
1. King Kong - I LOVE that hairy beast!
2. Truly, madly, deeply - the actors are so real and it gets me every time,
3. Dirty Dancing - I figure that's a kind of odd one here, but I cry!
4. District 9 - obviously!
5. Ghost - there's a definite Patrick Swayze theme here [ahem!]
6. The Lion King - yes I do know it's animation but when the daddy lion holds the cub up....
7. The notebook - oh my God I cried from start to end
8. I am legend - just because he is so alone [and the dog dies]
9. Schindler's list - they almost had to remove me from the cinema
10. Up - another animation which my children did not entirely understand in all its subtleties but I did.
There are of course many, many others, some of which have yet to be written.
But the hardest of all are the ones you write for yourself...
Have a great weekend and do something fun. I sure hope to.