When dealing with the three parts of the story – beginning, middle, and end — having some type of outline or notes to work from will help keep you on track. This will lead to less revisions and major rewrites. It’s important that your story has chronological order, so your readers don’t get confused by what happens when. You need to maintain consistency in time as you write the story.
From your opening sentence to your last line, you are making a deal with every potential reader. You agree to give them something enjoyable to read. Don’t let them down.