But it has to be written down of course to be able to do that. I can only retain ideas in my head for so long! I don't go with the wake up at 5 am with a scorching idea and scribble it down there and then school of thought. This is partly for the very good reason I seldom wake up at 5 am! It is also partly because anything I should write down then, when I am definitely not at my best, is highly unlikely to make any sense later! (I don't tend to make much sense at all until I've woken up properly!). No, I've found it better to keep a list as part of my evening writing tasks and then regularly review and update it.
How do your characters organise "their" lives? All characters have their own agendas after all but do any of them actually keep a journal or note of their priorities? I've found if I write a to-do item down, I am far more likely to actually achieve it. Do your characters find the same thing? What happens if their to do list is found by someone? And is a character with a written plan more of a threat than another without one? (I think yes because whatever it is they're planning, they've already taken the time to think it out in great detail!).