I kept writing, though, and let her take me where she wanted to go, and holy hell . . . My heart was pounding by the time she finished having her way. I can't believe I wrote what I did. It's raw, and unexpected. And so totally cool for the story! It fits in so well, and will tie in nicely through-out, and wrap up the ending even better than I'd envisioned.
I've had characters go their own way before, but this was just really out-there. How 'bout you guys? This ever happen before?