29. How often do you think about writing? Ever come across something IRL that reminds you of your story/characters?
I can't say I think so often about writing itself, unless I'm currently working on a story and am trying to plan my evening/weekend around the time needed. But as for my characters and their world? All the time. In fact, if three solid (awake) hours have passed in which I haven't thought about t'DoL, I find that jarring and disconcerting.
And yes, plenty of things remind me of my works/characters. The cornfields I drive past on the way to church often make me wonder what Geren would make of modern farming machinery. Mountains make me think of avarii, and forests of hyarmi. Some woods feel more 'hyarmi' than others, and I cherish finding a new one. Plenty of small things too, but it's hard to recall them later. I do remember that the opening scene of 'Inception' reminded me of the closing bit in book 5, chapter 18. Of course now, thanks to my vertigo, I spend more time wondering about avarii, inner-ear structure, and how they deal with some of their wilder flying stunts. So really, my brain can run off with most any detail of day-to-day life!