Writing is a wonderful thing. It has twists and turns and has the odd (or million) doubting moment(s) when you get so frustrated with your wip you consider hitting the delete button and running for the hills!
But before that we have to start somewhere and this question struck me last night - are you a planner or do you write off the hip?
Now I'm a seat of my pants girl all the way. When I started my current MS it came pretty much loosely formed in my head. I knew the main characters, the plot and where it would go so I started writing. Sure there were some detours along the way but I enjoyed where it lead me.
So having never really planned, and being curious, I did a bit of research so I could map out my novel.
Oh yeah and there's also the snowflake method:
So I open the floor and ask which method works for you?