With all that in mind, I've considered ways of keeping the act of writing fresh - changing my writing habits, maybe writing longhand (which probably wouldn't work since my handwriting is awful) and utilising a different style and point of view to a lot of my stuff. This is all well and good, but it feels a bit like I'm overcomplicating things. I'm not creating great works of art here or reinventing the wheel; I'm trying to entertain people and take them out of their lives for 90k words. I don't want to be the next insert famous author's name; I want to be me. After all, I know what I'm good at and I know anything I write is uniquely mine in the same way another writer's book is theirs and theirs alone. At the same time, I keep thinking of a certain writer whose books, especially the openings, all read in exactly the same way. She's sold roughly a gazillion copies so she must be doing something right. That's not for me, though. I'll write in my voice; I'll shamelessly exploit what I'm good at and I'll keep reminding myself writing the best story possible is what it's all about.
If I don't, Pinhead will tear my soul apart.