I got back to the gym today! Yay for me! Now to see if I can keep that up, and perhaps by opening my word processing program, I can actually jump-start my brain.
I last posted this on March 3, originally cribbed from cornerofmadness (see all the questions there, I'm too lazy to fix it up here). I know I'm not really doing this the right way, but what the hey, at least it's something in print.
6. Where are you most comfortable writing? At what time of day? Computer or good ol' pen and paper?
Anyplace, any time, any where. On a keyboard; the computer replaced the typewriter in college, but always on the keyboard. I wrote out early stuff longhand; my handwriting is appalling and my hand cramps up. I type something over 100 WPM, though, so – woot!
7. Do you listen to music while you write? What kind? Are there any songs you like to relate/apply to your characters?
Sometimes. I always have to have something on; usually at home it’s TV. I write best when I’m watching/listening to something I know exceptionally well (old sitcoms are good).
Music plays a big part of my writing. There are a lot of songs that are connected to my characters. Almost everything by Roger Wallace is a Matt/Cody song. Leslie Fish’s Kipling tunes belong to Westwind. Sean Patrick has a whole wagonload of songs, although any recording of “Hallelujah” (Rufus Wainwright’s largely) will spark a scene I have yet to write.
8. What's your favorite genre to write? To read?
9. How do you get ideas for your characters? Describe the process of creating them.
There’s really no set process. Sometimes they simply erupt fully-fledged from somewhere; sometimes they grow and change from an idea. I needed a girl for a love interest for Matt. I knew nothing about her when I gave her the name Cody. I had to search through my name books a couple of times until I landed on the last name of Cameron. From there she took on a life of her own and has become what I think is my best female character of all time.
10. What are some really weird situations your characters have been in? Everything from serious canon scenes to meme questions counts!
I’m not sure... underage Matt (16) walking in on his guardian (vampire) having sex with his (30-year-old) girlfriend was a bit, well, awkward.
Now to see if I can actually WRITE anything!
Less than two weeks until The Eleventh Hour!
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