As writers, it's important that we step back and view our work from a different angle, one that reveals details we might have missed.
Consider this analogy-
We see the world in color, but something amazing happens when we view it in black in white...
The first image, which is of a deck, is quite obviously wood. The colors are a dead giveaway.
But convert that image to black and white and the object becomes less distinguishable. We now notice the patterns and shapes. The deep grooves and sparkling frost stand out more. We are now seeing the same image in a different light.
We need to do this with our writing as well.
If we take a step back and view the whole picture, then little gaps in the story become more apparent. Continuity problems occur when we focus on one tiny scene and forget to compare details with earlier chapters.
We might also note a lack of details. We may see the scene clearly, but the reader can't read our minds. He or she relies on us to flesh out scenes and characters.
And we might need to try a new POV to enhance our story. Perhaps another character's take would be more exciting.
What helps you to see things a little differently?