Sorry if this is a vague question , but I was wondering how most writers go about developing and planning their plot, if they plan their plot at all. I have been having a hard time pulling small details and ideas into a cohesive story. It seems that once I have a plot point set in stone, another part of the story contradicts it. Essentially, when I try to write separate chunks of the story, they just become obsolete as I continue another part. It doesn't help that I am far from an experienced writer. The more the plot expands, the more overwhelmed I am. Any ideas for more efficient and consistent plot development?