I'm a planner. Through and through. I like to know what I'm writing before I do it. However, my outlines normally take me ages and ages to write, because I can't figure out the scenes beforehand. It's just super difficult for me. I was thinking about trying to pants a novel (or at least a good 50k of one) in January. Just to test it out, and see what happens. Because when I'm actually writing my books, they almost never actually follow my outlines. They veer off path, and I end up rearranging everything, adding scenes, subtracting scenes, and changing endings altogether. Sometimes I feel as if I'm already a pantser, just a more structured one. Though I do have a question. And I realize that it would be up to the individual person. But do you, personally, take notes as you write? Do you get ideas for scenes as you go along, and you write them down so you don't loose them? Is that how it works for you? Or what? How do YOU pants a novel?