Hi guys, i'm new to the forums, thought I'd try and make writing a little bit more social. I'm working on a novel at the moment - one I've been tiptoeing around for the best part of a year now - and I was just wondering how much detail you guys go into when planning your novels out? I started writing a while back with little-to-no planning, realised how terrible a decision that was and have since gone back to extensively plan out the narrative with as much detail as possible. Anyway, I'm in the process of brushing up my character profiles, the general story arc, chapter structure as well as giving myself another tonne of research to do (while I'm really supposed to be studying for Uni might I add) and now I'm even thinking about creating a number of floor plans for various structures in order to maintain consistency and ensure I don't trip myself up later on. I've added so many sub-plots and finite details that I think this planning has to be essential. So, i'm just curious, how in-depth do you guys go when you're planning? P.s. This novel is taking over my life.