I don’t know about you, but I rarely have a clear outline when I start writing. I’ll have a character or two, a general sense of the genre, and one or two scenes in mind. Sometimes I’ll have a general sense of what direction everything should go, but often it’s a pretty vague sense.
So I’ve started this new book for Camp NaNoWriMo, and as I write I’m finding out what kind of book it’s going to be. So far, it’s not what I expected, and it’s always weird when that happens.