Unfortunately, that path is full of pot holes and forks, and the occasional road block. There are things I need to know before a scene can play out properly. Since I didn't set out to write a choose-your-own-adventure story(although I enjoy those as well), it seems it is time to lay the dream aside and settle in for a good, long planning session. I'm overdue for world building anyhow.
So, as one of my dear characters likes to say: to the bat cave, my dear Watson!