MPax has permitted me to use this quote:
"I've started the spit & polish on my second novel this weekend. So, I've been putting myself in my main character's shoes. Been writing up character goals, motivation & conflict charts. I don't do that until after the first draft as I plot best when writing. It works best with the characters telling me who they are instead of the other way around. Then I write up sheet to focus and do the spit & polish."
-MPax, private communication
This may help you all to understand my comment to her earlier. She has Authority, but she doesn't know it until the story is over. See?