My WIP was my NaNo. I thought I outlined pretty well, but as always happens for me with NaNo, I have some great ideas, and some serious inconsistencies.
My MC right now has several different secondary characters she interacts with, but I realized I hadn't fully developed their stories to the point where I could really write them and have them be well-rounded characters.
So I did what any over-analyzing slightly OCD (or CDO because then it is in alphabetical order, the way it should be) person does in that situation and I started outlining out each characters plot points.
You know, just in a word document.
And a different colored font for each person.
But wait, the different colors is smart because then when I'm putting each of the different stories back together, I can make sure that even though I don't want them to go necessarily green, blue, red the whole time, I make sure I don't go to long in the story without hitting what is happening to them.
Trust me, this is normal behavior for me. I mean everyone. Right?
But I remembered what Shannon Hale said a few years ago about plotting and outlining and such. When the scene hits, don't write about what is going to happen in the scene - write the scene. So some of the points look REALLY long, but it is because I had the idea of exactly what needed to happen and I wrote that. Now all I have to do is go back through my draft, fix according to the lovely outline and this draft will be done.
How do you fix problems that are creeping into your WIP? What ways have you found to keep your story progressing and consistent?