I think it’s useful to mix up my routine. Don’t always write in the morning, try at night or the afternoon. Don’t always write at your desk, switch to the kitchen table, the bedroom. Even better, try a park. My mind is constantly shifting depending on time and place. Doing this allows me to find various shades in characters or scenes.
I’m a different person at night from when I wake. I may be a little more tired and that mood colors how I write. I think it layers my work, makes it more complex. I think it prevents my work from getting stale.
Biography of Noel Alumit: Noel Alumit wrote the novels, Letters to Montgomery Clift, and Talking to the Moon. He blogs at: www.thelastnoel.blogspot.com.