Not finding the writing to be in any way stifled by working to a detailed plan. I needed a profession for a character and wound up doing quite a bit of research on natural dyes, which gave me a new setting for some of the scenes. Then, I realized her masterpiece (luxurious dyed fabrics) can come into play later when she needs a fancy dress to sneak into the castle. And, another character can get sent on a shopping trip with a tempting amount of money because the land lady is setting her up. The details in some areas become the richness, plot complexity, and reverberating images in other areas.