I tend to write as I go. For me writing comes alive when you do it, and the plot and characters naturally progress by themselves. I'm just there to record what happens along the way.
How do you approach cover design?
For me, covers are what draws readers to a title. I prefer simple, eye-catching designs. If you notice, all of my covers have a unified theme, so to speak. I believe that a prospective reader should be able to tell what series a book is from just by glancing at the cover, and a unified theme helps immensely with that.