I'm new on here and thought I'd ask if anyone else has this struggle/process: I often am unsure of how I want my tale to end. I often find myself, or the story rather, writing itself as I go rather than having an ending in mind when I started. My character's kind of... take over... as I write scenes. Does this happen to anyone else or do you already have your plot and ending figured out before you begin?
Things usually start for me in flashes, like a movie preview or music video while I'm listening to music. And the next thing I know, I'm wanting to know what's happening to these people/characters and how did they get in that dungeon, why is she being blasted back by magic, why is she/he holding a sword at that person's throat, etc... that's how it starts for me.