I’m a discovery writer.
That also does outlines.
I thought that doing an outline would kill my inventiveness. That once I wrote it, it was just a matter of filling in the blanks.
How wrong I was.
I won’t say I will outline every project. So far I haven’t needed to outline my short stories, but for complicated projects like RoE, I needed to get organized somehow, and a plot outline seemed like the simplest way to go. But I’m still discovery writing the guts of the story. Creation of each scene still comes down to the trial and error of the discovery writer. The plot is the map that points me in the general direction of travel but the real adventure is discovering all those hidden stops along the way.
I guess you can have it both ways!