I've been following some really good ideas in the book, "Book in a Month". One of the tips Victoria makes in the book is to leave out the sub-plots until later - but to keep a list of them as you go.
The logic is that sub-plots are the most to change, as required to fit an evolving story. I don't have many sub-plots figured out yet - but so far I can say this advice is bang on! My one or two sub-plots I'd been thinking of in Chapter 1 would have definately changed by the time I was done the chapter, requiring re-writing.
Thanks Victoria - you saved me a ton of time! Great book by the way - it has been super helpful.
Ok, Zombie followers - please have a read of the first chapter, and tell me what you think. Thanks.