Do you map out a thriller plot ahead of time? How thoroughly. I'm interested to hear a bit about your writing process in terms of structure.
Yes, I'm a planner, but I like to give myself enough room to let the story surprise me. I compare it to planning a trip using a road atlas or Google Maps, vs. using a GPS — I don't want to outline a book so thoroughly that writing it feels like a tedious chore, but I do need to know the main points of the journey: where it starts, where it ends, where the big twists happen. I spend a few months roughing that out, and then I start writing and see where it goes.