Yay! I outline, big time. When I sit down to write, I want to already know where things are going and what needs to be said, that way all I have to do is figure out how best to say it. Pantsers insist that outlining is too limiting. I disagree, as my finished product usually comes out a bit different than the original outline. I like to think of the outlining process like planning a road trip. I want to drive from California to New York, and along the way there are places I know I'd like to see. So I plan out a route. But I can always take a side trip, as long as it doesn't delay my arrival at my final destination too much.