Again, depends on the era. When I started out, I absolutely had music going and would have playlists. Nowadays, music can be distracting.
26 – What is the oddest (or funniest) thing you've had to research for a fic?
I honestly can’t remember…The amount of time I spent trying to determine the Firefly galaxy system in the days before actual show bibles were published were kind of crazy.
27 – Where is your favorite place to write, and do you write by hand or on the computer?
No true favorite place to write. The last few years have proven that a laptop is better than being chained to a desk in a specific room. Always always computer. Writing by hand makes my hand hurt and I can’t write fast enough to keep up with my brain. The only time I’ve written stories by hand was when I went to a few science conferences, ODed on science and subsequently had bunnies attack me while at sessions.
28 – Have you ever collaborated with anyone else, whether writing together, or having an artist work on a piece about your fic?
Flight of the Poisontaster started as a collaboration with Poisontaster that subsequently we pulled in a few other writers we had in our circles at the time. Did we ever get this accumulated in one place PT? We should for our own amusement if nothing else.
Then, my long languishing work in progress Twin Regrets, a few different artists made me art work for it. And Cassiee has made me artwork to serve as bunnies/encouragement for various stories. That’s about it.