Other authors have always emphasized how important it is to make an outline of what you want to write. But I never did that until recently. A few weeks ago, I read a book about how to write more efficiently. I still don't write detailed outlines but I am writing down plot my ideas and any twists and turns I might come up with before their time in the story. And I write down new story ideas that come into my head (as I stated in my previous post) even if it's in the middle of cooking dinner or doing laundry.
I don't know about you but I constantly have things in my head I wan to get down on paper. I see a baby in a stroller and I want to describe to someone how beautiful I think their curls are. Or I see a stack of books and I see how more artfully it could be arranged. I see a woman with slumped shoulders and I want to go and talk to her and ask her what is wrong. Okay, maybe that is the counselor in me. But I notice things that other people don't. And I don't always say something but I write it down or something about it.
Keep a notebook... Write down your observations... They may become a poem. They may just be a diary. Your thoughts may become a book someday. I don't know. But if it becomes a habit, you'll find something you are good at writing and get better at doing.
One thing that is really annoying is that thing, that word that. One of my biggest mistakes is repeating the word that. Or in your case it may be so or and or but or something else, however, therefore. I don't know, but STOP DOING IT! At the end of whatever I'm writing, I always do a find and replace, find THAT, and I replace it with something or delete it altogether. Usually it is unneccessary. That is a word that doesn't need to be used that often. It is a word that doesn't need to be used often. See? I deleted two out of three and it's a better sentence for it. So check your work and see what can be deleted or changed and stop repeating things!