I'm always looking for the easy route. I know, I know, that's not the right attitude, but I'm a busy woman! As I mature in my craft, I've come to realize that I need to plan instead of always winging it.
Enter the 9 step plot method.
I can't take credit for this, and according to Query tracker, either can they. Someone out in the world created this awesome, short, simple way to plot, and I use it all the time.
Go HERE and then come back and tell me what you think! Personally, this is how I do all my novels now. Having a visual to see all the plot points makes this pantser very happy.