So I'm having a terribly novel experience: success at pre-plotting and outlining. Yes.
I wrote a first page, it was all well and good, and from it I had a character a premise and a locale. I wrote the second page and added characterization, and subplot. Then I got off the computer and spent some several days with a notebook, all over the world practically, free-associatively (that's a word...now) putting down ideas of events leading to a conclusive conclusion including climax!
How you like that? Conclusive inclusive climax. Hee. Moving on.
Furthermore, I know what this story is about. Ahead of time. How's that for organized?
Hoo nelly, I'm all totally psyched about this whole taking seriously of writing thing, with these, like, disciplines and processes and whatever.
Special thanks goes out to the good writers of my acquaint who helped me remember doing stuff the way it seems like everyone else is doing stuff is a dumb way to try and always do stuff. To do so is stuffy.