And when I say "you", I really mean your characters.
Tell me if you can identify what's wrong with this passage.
I swing my legs off the bed and slide into my hunting boots. Supple leather that has moulded to my feet. I pull on trousers, a shirt, tuck my long dark braid up into a cap, and grab my forage bag.
I'll give you a hint. You put one leg on at a time.
Still haven't got it. The character put on her hunting boots before her trousers. While I guess technically you can do that. I don't think many people do. This is a little thing, but we need to keep track of where our characters are. Are they sitting one moment, then standing in the other room the next. The easiest way I find to keep track of my characters movements, is to read it out loud and keep track of it on a piece of paper. That way I don't have my one legged character moving around too much or another character laying down when they should be standing.
How about you? How do you keep track of where your characters are?
btw: that excerpt was from a NY times best selling novel