I love to write late at night. The family is all asleep. There is a log in the fireplace. I have a blanket on, the cat next to me, and a cup of coffee beside me. It is a cozy feeling. I can get lost in my thoughts, and more importantly I can get lost in the characters. Emerge myself into their lives, actions, feelings, etc. Some of my best scenes (I feel) are when I can “become” that character and bring their story to life. Make it real. Give the character a voice. I like to think readers enjoy those scenes as well.