Normally, I sit and let the words flow out of me. I write in a modified stream of conscious style. Modified because I fix my misspellings and mistypings (is that a word? It should be). I don't plan where the story is going, I let the story take me where it wants to go.
I've been kicking this idea around for a while, but I couldn't figure out where it was going. I didn't have a hook. I was lost.
I did a basic outline, starting from where I left off typing up my handwritten pages and developed a skeleton of a story. I think it sounds neat. Now it's time to get cracking and flesh out the skeleton. I'll keep you posted Occassional Reader. Maybe someday I will write enough to change your name to Constant Reader. And yes, I stole that from Stephen King. Think he'll notice?