When you write a book with a complicated plot ,do you usually make a outline of the whole novel beforehand or do just start writing and wait to see where the story takes you to ?
A bit of both. With Before I Go to Sleep I knew the beginning and I knew the end and I had a very rough idea of how I was going to get there. Most of the plot twists arose on the way, though. I like to leave a little bit of room for the characters to influence the story in ways I haven't necessarily predicted.