Damn, this meme is harder than I thought to keep up with.
18 – Where do you get the most inspiration for your fics (aka "bunnies") from?
In terms of location, I seem to get the most bunnies when I’m either taking a shower or washing dishes by hand. There’s something about the repetition of motion that puts me in the frame of mind I apparently need to make little connections or to get hit by a line of dialogue or an image. But in general, I usually get my bunnies from the same places everyone else does – a line from a song, or the whole song itself (every time I listen to “Kissing You” by Des’ree, I feel an intense urge to write something post YW), prompts during ficathons or from my flist, and from talking to damnskippytoo
To be honest, I don’t have a lot of plot
bunnies, I’m usually trying to convey a feeling or mood I’m in, how I see my ship. How I interpret scenes or whatnot. If I ever got an actual plot
bunny, I’d probably pass out from the shock. LOL
19 – When you have bunnies, do you sit down and start writing right away, or do you write down the idea for further use?
In a perfect world, I’d sit down right away and start writing, but in reality I’ve ever only done that probably a handful of times. Usually I stew on the idea for a while, mull it over while I’m trying to get through my day to where I could sit down. I think it helps to put the idea on a low heat and let it simmer. It unfurls things and takes root in my head.
I don’t know if this is true for a lot of other people, but writing the ideas down or making outlines don’t really work for me. Maybe it’s a lack of discipline on my part but making notes and stuff seems to ‘exorcise’ the creativity out of the idea, and I lose my enthusiasm for writing it. Which is frustrating because I think I've forgotten a lot of interesting ideas by not writing them down. But writing them down makes me file them away and I never get them written.
So I guess I'm kind of screwed, huh?