Do as I do or not, is the question. What's really important is to find your own way of plotting and writing your book. Before I began this long and rocky career as a writer, I read every book I could find on writing. At least, I had a bit of sense about this. I didn't try every writer's advice about how to do this. What I did was take a bit of this and a bit of that from other people's books on writing. Then I began to write and as the rejections came in, I found another book of writing advice to read but I also continued to write my stories. The very first book I finished had seventeen revisions as I learned from books and editors about how to write a story.
So as I give writing advice, do what I did and take a bit of this and a bit of that method and find your own way. I truly believe as many writers as there are yesterday, today and in the future, each writer has to find the way that works for them. If you find a little grain in these bolgs, I'm happy for you. That's the way I devised my way and how you will find yours.