How do you guys tackle this element of writing? I've been writing a novel for about a month, gotten 70k words in, and I'm still unsure if I'm completely butchering the tone with how much joking is in it. I'm not purposely trying to write a humorous book. When I first started off, the way I saw the story in my head was very serious and it had little to no jokes in it, but then when I started writing scene-for-scene, the humor just sort of came naturally out of the characters, and I'm still not sure if that's a good thing or not. It's not the type of humor where I throw in a joke in the middle of a scene where people are dying, but there's still a lot of jokes riddled throughout various scenes. For context, the story is a horror novel about a woman who struggles with being trapped in abusive relationships who, along with her sisters, finds herself stuck on an island with a psychopathic billionaire who goes on a manhunt against everyone on the island. The abusive relationship part is the main focus of the story (basically the reason why she winds up on the island with the psychopath in the first place), and it's not exactly a particularly merry representation of the subject, but is supposed to be one that can be taken seriously by the reader. What's your opinion on this, and do you guys know of any books that tackle really heavy topics while still being funny in a way that doesn't ruin the otherwise dark tone?