Recently I've been writing a book. It's a borderline science fiction thriller with the edge of things like The Manchurian Candidate and smatterings of teenage angst. I'd hope I hit the underground market. But that's just rambling and not the question here. I'm working again, full time, which is great. 7-6 is my time schedule. Before, I would enjoy a few beers then begin to write. Criticize my work when I was sober in the morning. Then smoked some pot and readdressed the same paper. My routine might sound strange to ya'll, but my routine was specific, and it got a lot of work done. Now I obviously have to develop a new one. Now the question: Does having a "routine" in writing help you? If so, how? What routine do you use? How has that worked for you?