Do you ever feel like when you’re writing you create emotions and situations rather than reflecting them? Like, a lot of the time I don’t know how I feel about something until I write about it and create the emotion, but I can fill in any emotion and it still feels real.
And sometimes I feel like it creates situations? Most recently, I wrote about the strangeness of a relationship I’m in, and a day later, it ended. It was my datemate’s decision to end it, so it’s not a psychological self-fulfilling prophecy and I’m just writing it off as coincidence, but that sort of thing happens so often, it sometimes seems like writing warps reality rather than reflecting it.
Thoughts? Does this happen to you? Thoughts on Why it happens?