Authors and Non-Authors Alike. Everyone has to write, right.
So where is you're favorite place and when?
Where & when does the creativity flow?
Is it sitting in the back seat of your car at midnight, at your desktop at 9 AM, sneaking away with your laptop at lunch time?
Does the mood need to be right? Do you light candles, play soft music for that love scene or alternative rock to get the rhythm going for that fight scene?
Do you need as little distractions as possible? Or does having the kids running around with the TV on go unheard on deaf ears as your mojo drums on the keyboard?
When the idea of a plot comes to you, do you immediatly head for the computer, grab a piece of paper and pen or go into a daze and plot it all out in your head?
For me, it can hit anytime, anywhere. Sometimes I need just music to keep me on track, othertimes I can sit and write through Halo 3 being played out on XBox 360 and kids yelling to FIRE, FIRE, FIRE. YOU MISSED, THERE'S ONE COMING OVER THERE GET HIM!
I like to have different music playing depending on the scene I'm writing in, and plot most of the manuscript or the whole thing out in my head before I sit at the keyboard. So if the honey's driving and I'm sitting there not talking. It's not because I'm ignoring him, LOL. I'm plotting, :-D
Yeah, he's kinda gotten used to that. LOL.
A Lady's Challenge, the sequel to A Slave's Way Out was actually plotted out with a scrap of paper I found in my purse while waiting as my car was being worked on.