I have been accused of being an emotional writer -- one who lets my everyday emotions seep into my characters lives. I totally, 100% agree. If something happens in my life to toss me off balance, then my MC gets thrown a curve ball. When I am happy, my characters succeed; when I am pissed, they get brutalized.
I am not sure this is a bad thing. It allows me to infuse my manuscript with heart-felt and intense emotion. Some of my best scenes, some of my most memorable lines have come out of a writing tear I was utilizing to vent. Conversely, so hasn’t some of my worst stuff.
So what about you? Does your writing . . . do your character’s paths mirror your emotions?