So I've been struggling with this for a bit. I'm about 33% of the way through the final chapter of my first novel, and I have the next novel already more or less outlined from the get go, (The original outline for the first book has become split into two books). Being that I have future elements of the story already drawn out in detail in my head, (and I daydream about future scenes often) I constantly fight the urge to begin writing other chapters ahead of time when the fire is there, and then bring everything together in order over time. Would this be such a bad idea? Or is sticking to where I'm at and creating the story in consistent order more important.