The way I've been writing lately is to allow the story to lead itself along. I like the idea of exploring a story scene-by-scene. Letting it develop and come into view by the actions of the characters. But being a Capricorn, I have an inborn need to see the path ahead of me.
Earlier this week, my goat nature took over. I was writing a scene where the characters are escaping a situation and I realized that I had no idea where they were going. I hadn't lost track of where the story was leading, just the actual annoying details like setting and plot.
Some writers skip scenes when this happens, moving on to a later point in the plot that is clear to them. This is something I'm not equipped to do. I felt my note taking instinct take hold. It was time to clear the path a little. Get straight in my head which character knew what and when. Work backwards a little to figure out how my cast was going to move from Point A to Point B.
Twenty hours later...they were back on course. Another puzzle solved.