Yes, I love when my writing makes me cry. Ostensibly, I cry because the writing evokes strong sympathetic emotions, not because it is bad. I also love when my writing makes me laugh, or when it surprises me with a clever twist or when it makes me wonder about what comes next.
While I enjoy those personal moments, the real test is when someone else reads it. I wait, I hope, I dare not breathe.
Do you look for reader validation?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer