I wrote out an outline for the second book a month or so ago, but i do let the characters change things as I go. I usually write out an outline for each chapter toward the ultimate goal, but sometimes the characters have other ideas. 😀 In the end though it will all end as I plan it to. Spoilers here, but I do kill people in my books. I know who’s gonna bite it before I start so that’s the kind of thing lurking in the side margins of the actual story….kinda sitting there, waiting in my mind.
I’ve also written three different outlines for a chapter before and kinda let the characters show me which is the right way, if that makes sense.