I've been editing Alien's Vice today, having gotten it back from my amazing developmental editor a couple of weeks ago. I like to listen to "mood music" while editing. I find it a little distracting for straight up drafting, but editing is a bit more technical and listening to music that reflects the atmosphere of the story I'm writing helpful.
If Alien's Vice had a theme song, it would be Ghost by GUNSHIP.
In the meantime, I also attended a month-long workshop on crafting conflict by Linnea Sinclair (thank you so much to fellow sci-fi romance author Tandy Lyons for bringing the workshop to my attention in the first place). I never felt like conflict was a strong point for me. There were so many "Aha!" moments during the workshop. While completing the 7 homework assignments throughout the month, I ended up with a rough outline of my next story, which I even started drafting while waiting for Alien's Vice to come back from the editor.
But now the developmental edit is back, and I am focusing entirely on it. I cannot wait to incorporate all of the feedback, send it back over for a copy edit, and then finally release it to the world (that's you!)