I want to know what you all do when you sit in front of the computer, typing as though your lives depended on it. Do you munch on crisps or suck on boiled lollies, is there an endless cup of coffee at your side? Do you listen to music or do you need absolute silence?
Me? I listen to my ipod to shut out the noise of the kids and the husband, I generally don't eat at the comp, although sometimes I have Minties. Coffee is an absolute must ... not after dinner though, otherwise I can't sleep. I have my dictionary, thesaurus and phrase book within reaching distance, and I always have a pen and notebook at my fingertips for figuring out timelines, jotting down plot descrepencies and passages that I may need later on in the storyline.
What do I listen to on my ipod? It depends on the type of story I'm writing. I like Fall Out Boy, 30 Seconds to Mars and Evenessence ... I also have a lot of showtunes from Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar and other Andrew Lloyd Webster musicals. I listen to lots of 80's stuff, too.
Now, it's your turn.