This is one of those general questions I like throwing past other writers, because sometimes I feel like I'm the only one. I don't hate the general idea behind it and I don't hate taking the time to do it, it's just I usually wind up tweaking it and tweaking it to the point it becomes redundant to even have one. With the finished pieces I've done with an outline, I would say the final product had perhaps one or two elements of that original outline. Also, I can be weird with compartmentalizing stuff too much in my head and feeling way to apt to become chained to an outline. In truth, I do wind up cutting tons of passages if I decide to go in another direction, but it's all stuff I wind up applying to another project anyway. I really prefer jumping in and watching the thing unfold with twists and turns I don't even see coming. I tend to get more interesting twists and turns without outlines. Thoughts?