Ever notice how when something consumes you, reminders pop up everywhere? For example, as soon as you or someone close to you becomes pregnant, suddenly there are babies everywhere.
Sometimes it is just that your eyes are opened to what was already there, but sometimes they are strange coincidences. I have seen more coincidences--happy flukes--parallel my writing than anything else.
Once, I read that a certain food was eaten in the area where my story was written. I had no idea what it was (this was pre-internet) and a few days later I stumbled across a cooking show making it. In the same story, I thought I made up a name and then I read about someone from another country with that name.
Again and again, often when I am frustrated or needing encouragement, some chance happening will pop up. Does anyone else have any writing coincidences to share?