I started out thinking an outline would be the best way to handle writing a novel, because there is usually so much going on. Then as time went on, I found myself going to other places in my mind and not sticking to my notes. Although that is completely okay to do, because new ideas form, you have to be careful that you remember all the twists and turns; after all, they will come into play later into your novel (at least they should). The hard part? Remembering what you changed and what you added…at least it is for some of us.
What about you? How do you handle adding new ideas and trying to make it all come into play throughout your work? Do you just go with the flow, keep writing, and worry about it later? Or, do you take extensive notes when a new idea pops into your head?