Some parts of writing are planned, others are not. For me, outlines have never worked in my favor. I learn the story when I get down to the nitty gritty of writing it.
Normally, my characters write it for me. I have a general idea of what I want them to be like, but things change. Once I have music playing and I’m typing away, scenes happen that I didn’t expect. It’s like a movie reel playing in front of me, this is how I enjoy writing.
It’s surprising I don’t outline, because I’m a task oriented person. I keep a planner and check off tasks that are taken. My stories take on a different level.
In the past, I’ve tried outlining but wasted more time on that than writing the story.
Do outlines work for you or do you hate them?