I don't outline a book. I start with an idea and get to writing. Every one hundred pages I go back and re-write, seeing what I've written, pulling through the words with a comb, straightening out plot, embellishing description and characters. It works for me. By page two hundred, if I'm writing a 300 page book, the story should be heading for a climax because I only have 100 words to finish it satisfactorily. That's when the reader sighs and says, "What a great book. I don't want it to end."
I'm a serious writer, meaning I have a regular daily writing habit, and I'm interested in sharing my work through publication. My favorite literary form is the novel. I write to entertain myself and my readers.