If your character is already engaged in a fight and you don't select a particular move, then your character will execute a basic attack; if you continue to remain idle, every turn your character will continue using basic attacks. But if you select a special attack/action, say, Force Lightning or Critical Strike, your character will use that move for one turn, then revert back to using basic attacks. This means that if you want to continue spamming special moves, you will have to manually select that move.
Don't put yourself down for pausing before moves. It's very common; even the best players do that. If you're still confused, keep asking and I'll do my best to help.
Last edited by CptPriceless; 08-02-2013 at 12:26 AM.