I'm a normal guy with a regular job. I come home to an average house in the Midwest of the U.S., and have one of the best dogs in the world. I hurt one of my hands a little while back, so I put away my art supplies and started typing. Big fingers and a sensitive keyboard don't play together well, but I've gotten quick with backspace and delete. The rest of the time it's hunt 'n peck, hunt 'n peck. As for what I write, I usually just get a simple concept in my head, and then spend over half my spare time doing research for details. I imagine I'm not the only one who does that; otherwise, I'm a lot dumber than I thought.