I'm always surprised at how many ideas come to me as I write. I'm one of those writers who finds it a challenge to write from an outline and synopsis. My ideas only seem to come as I write - not when I'm brainstorming or thinking about it. Although, those are important - for me it's more important to put pen to paper and write. (And I do mean pen to paper rather than hands to keyboard.) I always liken it to driving - I can't steer a parked car.
Some writers are brilliant with outlines, some are not. So, I guess my advice today is to find what works for you and do it!
If you attend the RWA National convention, you'll learn many ways on 'how' to write a romance - (including a session from me on Thursday.) My advice is to listen. Take notes. Go home and try various methods until you find what rings true for you.
Today my husband and I are driving to Wash. DC where I'll be going to my first National. I'm quite looking forward to it. I'll keep this short as I pack. But if you are at National, please do stop and say hello. I would love to meet you all.