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First, my NaNo icon for November. I love it. *points*

Are you a "pantser" or a "plotter"?
A little bit of both. I need to get down and start writing before my mind starts taking me into plotting mode. It usually depends on the characters and the plot - if I've got something complex in mind, I'll have to plan it out. Otherwise, it's just where my fingers take me.
Detailed character sketches or "their character will be revealed to me as I write"?
Depends on the character. Most I map out in my mind, but I usually don't remember it until I start writing. There are a few characters that just get revealed to me, but those are rare.
Do you know your characters' goals, motivations and conflicts before you start writing or is that something else you discover only after you start writing?
I know their conflicts, not their goals or what makes them tick. The latter only get revealed as I go.
Books on plotting -- useful or harmful?
Neutral. I don't like using charts, but I do like the pointers. Now, if the book was about plots to take over the world... ;]
Are you a procrastinator or does the itch to write keep at you until you sit down and work?
Both. More procrastination than not, though. Itches come, but I only act on it if I don't want to play in Photoshop.
Do you write in short bursts of creative energy, or can you sit down and write for hours at a time?
Depends. In November it's the latter. Elsewhere it's the former.
Are you a morning or afternoon writer?
Night owl writer.
Do you write with music/the noise of children/in a cafe or other public setting, or do you need complete silence to concentrate?
Music. Preferably music with the same mood that I'm trying to convey.
Computer or longhand? (or typewriter?)
Computer. I type faster than I write and when I write hurriedly the letters are loopy and messed up.
Do you know the ending before you type Chapter One?
Depends on the story. Sometimes I know the ending; other times I just keep my mind open and let the plot run.
Does what's selling in the market influence how and what you write?
Vampire romances? No. Although them vamps are a very interesting topic to muse and drabble around with. I'm thinking of doing a vampire story for NaNo. (or a past lives one) 
Editing -- love it or hate it?
LOVE IT LIKE WOAH. Editing owns my soul because I love to snark at my own handiwork (and others' too).
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