Fiction must be believable. Having a place to write allows a beginning of the core process. It naturally follows that you should have a quality computer and a comfortable chair that supports and allows freedom to lean away from the crouched position I sometimes find I have gravitated into.
I can only discuss using Word as a writing platform. I recently learned that a extremely successful author still uses an old application called DOS. It was a precursor to Windows. It was difficult for me, but not for the people who consistently worked with it. If you are younger than fifty I will be safe in assuming you have no knowledge of what it is. I was surprised because he is comfortable using it. Really surprised.
Fiction must be believable to have an interested reader. Gather everything you need to be able to concentrate on building the story as you write. My daily goal is to have no less than six polished pages, but I may write more. I seldom quit with less. Life demands are our greatest deterrents. I can usually have a polished manuscript finished in sixty to ninety days. I read the manuscript, beginning to end, without doing editing and corrections as that is the next process and the next again. Another subtlety employs the technical aspects of Yahoo email and Google email and other labors of reading and correcting.
Whatever you will need to be able to concentrate and write should be within reach and allow you to be able to sit and work for a minimum of two hours. That is my daily goal. Your work habits and goals will depend on your circumstances. I usually take a break and come back for another work session that brings the page count to six or seven pages. If I am highly engaged the work usually continues until I feel the need for recuperation.
With knowledge that fiction must be believable calls to mind that it depends on the intellect and imagination and forbearance of the person reading the text. It also depends on the length of the text and how far the reader has advanced in learning what the circumstances are of the previously read text and the current frame of reference the reader may have. Due to responsibilities my initial book, Mutual Transitions: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/501420 has a word count of 124,470 and six reviews.
Michelle Brooks wrote: Excellent reading session. The development of the story during the time frame had me thinking about the life my grandparents lived. With the luxurious they did not have to enjoy. I could not wait to see what happened next in the story.
I particularly enjoyed the bonds of all the people. Ronald took me through the joys of reading this book.
Some books were labors of love, labors none the less. Some flowed, but usually required extended periods of rewriting, studiously reading and correcting with editing and rewriting. The work on Lovers Lies and Lilies Part One Part Two Emilee’s Story Jon Bartleaux Summer Help Wanted Neighbors With Benefits Sexy Assassin Hurricane Bay Orange County all required more thought than those books which portrayed lives in earlier times. Still, fiction must be believable had a huge influence during those days. Never Too Late came much faster and had less need of extended work after a few extra readings and editing. The image I chose for this offering is the Eagle Nebula or Pillars of Creation is accumulation of gases and particles in a gravity produced collection that disappeared seven thousand years ago. The light which was emitted and continues to be observable has not traveled the distance of light years until its end signals the light emitted will not be visible on Earth. The Eagle Nebula was that far from Earth. The speed of light is 186,000 miles per second. Nothing can travel faster than the speed of light in space.