They say that dreams are the sleeping mind’s way to integrate the events of the day, I wonder if stories are the waking mind’s way to integrate the events of dreams? Even dreams you can’t remember.
Perhaps stories are like waking dreams. Dreams you can direct and control.
So you dream to make sense of the day’s events, and you write to make sense of the dreams. Occasionally the events of the dream, but more likely the feel of the dream.
A vicious cycle. Well, maybe not vicious, but a cycle anyway.