In the beginning I didn’t outline and I wrote in one document in sequence. But when I tried to finish a project, it was confusing and challenging because of editing. Now, I outline and use Scrivener to separate my stories by scene. Easier to both plan and to edit.
I write best when I write based on what I want to write that day. Regardless of the order. I love having that freedom.
Outlining also prevents me from having to cut things out later that don’t make sense. The outline saves time and heartache.