How often do you think about writing? Ever come across something IRL that reminds you of your story/characters?
Writing is a natural part of my life, so I find myself thinking about my writing often. It can be next steps or “fixes” in current pieces I’m working on. It can be new ideas. It can be elements of the writing life like conferences of interest, skills learned from readings about the craft, tips learned from writing friends and the community.
Things in real life do remind me about my characters and stories. I work to have my pieces be a view into some corners of life and for the characters to be well-rounded and true.