I'm working on a few manuscripts and have found my work is much easier if I've outlined my plot. Which goes totally against my free spirit ways. But I have to tell you, outlining helps me focus on what I need to achieve in each chapter.
Now, I've thought of a new idea and started a plot outline, but am wondering whether to try working with a plot board this time around. This can go above my desk and I can map out my progress with lovely colored sticky notes.
My thought is this plot board would be so in my face at all times, and I can instantly change something by taking off a color coded sticky note or adding a new sticky note. But I'm wondering if it would make me too obsessive with moving things around on the board, rather than actually writing.
So, what say you? How do you map out your manuscript?