What's your usual approach? Are you a draft writer or a craft writer? Do you outline or do you just write?
In other, related news, I've been mulling over my santa_smex assignment. I've picked the pairing, figured out a good gimmick, I mean premise, and now I'm churning that around with some possible themes, like rocks in a rock polisher, before getting down to the painful process of plotting. I love doing this part of the brainwork. I just hope I don't end up plotting something too unwieldy. I'm still working on the proper scale for plots and such because I don't want to end up writing something too long.
In other, unrelated news, I thought for a while that I loved my iPhone more than cheese, but that turned out not to be the case.