Do different voices creep into your WIP over time?
In other words, if you're feeling buoyant, do you suddenly interject humor into a dark plot? Or vice versa?
I'm still having trouble with this in trying to move to novel writing. I could stay true throughout a short story, keep a consistent voice. And the first attempt at a novel was relentlessly grim. No trouble there since its suits my general mood.
But with the second stab at a novel, every few days brings a new me to the WP. How do we maintain a consistent voice when we are not consistent in our moods? Do the ups and downs of a political campaign, a marriage, the weather, health issues affect us?
Or does it even out over time and give you a richer novel? Does your mood have little to do with your writing? Do I need to learn how to leave my mood at the door of my office?