Hi Guys, I'm writing my first novel and I have a question regarding the tense. The novel is in Third Person POV and in past tense. But occasionally when I'm making a general statement, I slip into present tense. For eg. Nasir sat in the chair in his room, shifting uncomfortably. Hotel chairs are never comfortable. He got up and laid down on the bed. or Travelling from city to city haven’t given him time to sit down and make sense of the evidence he had. Whenever he starts to think, his mind always hones in on Amrita’s and Teresa’s murder-the two outliers. Is this OK, or do I need to change?