Weaving loose threads

So I’ve noticed that I have been writing in fairly important things in the story line and then forgetting to keep track of those loose ends. They’re not plot holes exactly, more like things I wrote in that I made sound important (which they are) but then promptly faded into the background. I’m having to go back and add in more story to make these things seem as pertinent as they are.

On the plus side, this will likely add to my pathetic word count by giving me more directions to spin from. This should teach me to be more organized, but I doubt I’ll learn. I’m just too set in my ways.

This will unfortunately make the writing process take longer, but I hope that it will add depth to my novel.