One of the things that I have come to learn is that the characters are in control of the story, not the author. I often think I know where a story is going but then a character seems to have a different idea.
Just the other day I had a moment where I began writing a scene but it didn’t feel right. One character then jumped into my head and changed things by putting the scene from his perspective. It changed everything. Oh the joys of being a writer.