When I started the second draft of the novel Im currently working on, I was still under the influence of a good book I had previously read, and the writing came out accordingly, making me write a reeeaally good first chapter and then losing that specific voice I liked so much. I wasn't copying anything, I wrote with my own story with my own words, just got strongly inspired from the way that book was written. After that first chapter I never really managed to find that voice again, does that mean it's not mine and never can be? Or is there some way that I can find it again and use it for the rest of the draft for the (coming) third draft? Would it be "wrong" (I mean professionally) of me to even want it back? I really liked the way my mind worked and the words that came out of my fingers when writing that first part... I think if I managed to keep it for the entire novel it would be just the kind of novel I was imagining when starting it, but right now I can't make it sound like I Want it to. Is it just a case of studying the craft of that writer and try to break it down to its components? like, analyse it? Would the finished result still be considered 'mine' in the end?