I'm reading The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith, and I've just realized that almost every writer I've ever read skips over the hero's plan right at the end of the book. This is presumably because the plan's going to work, and they want you to be surprised at the way the book ends.
I don't believe in plans that work. That's not the way life ever actually happens. Since the worst is alway guaranteed, I think like you need to know the plan, otherwise how else are you gonna know how off-kilter things are getting as they start falling apart?
This is one of those things that makes me think that my work might be unpublishable.