So, I have this constant problem on the planning stage to writing a story. Indeed, I can not seem to respect my plan and this is somewhat annoying. For example, in one of my stories, the initial sketch of the plot is about a kid who has to decide on which things to buy with a restricted budget and the story becomes... about a guy who is confused with his own sexuality. Notice the change? PS: If this helps, I just think about the plot on the initial sketch but not the development and the outline. This means that I really develop a story as I write. It's sort of like free writing, though I do not really have a time limit or anything similar.