The way I see it guys. We have to always think 5 moves ahead.
The excuse of "oh I don't have enough time" has to stop. Make time...Life does get busy but if you could sacrifice maybe an hour of your TV time, then do it. Do something productive before you decide to take a nap. For example, read my book(lol) but in all seriousness, I find that I nap better after I know I did something to earn it.
When it comes to writing there are two types of authors. Pantser vs Planner. A planner straightforward, its someone who writes an outline of any kind before diving into the stories dialogues. Pantser writes as they please, they just go for it. Personally, I'm a Pantser and this why I admire a strategic game of chess. When I write minimum to no organization for a plot. I always think 10 moves ahead, several chapters ahead. I'm beginning to understand my role, I see that I am a valuable piece, I just pray you see that in yourselves. KINGS & QUEENS!