Great post Nola. I am a free writer... most of the time. :) I find ideas constantly and find it very easy to sit and write... again.. most of the time.
However, when I started writing my first novel this year... it was a totally new story. (And yep! Isn't it a good pun?) I realised I had to have a lot of the storyline in place if I was planning to do a good job of it. As a result my writing pace is much slower.
That's really lovely how your poem took off. I agree that ideas come as we write - so we need to sit down to it even if bereft of ideas.
Loved it how your poem started off in one direction and took off in another. Well done!
Thanks for that Anusha. You certainly have lots of ideas for your weekly blog. It never ceases to amaze me that if we just start writing, ideas come. I guess part of that is practice too. If we're constantly getting in the frame of mind to write, whether we feel like it or not, it becomes more natural.
I can also relate to what you said about your novel. I'm 28 000 words into mine at the moment. I'm halfway between a "pantser" and a "plotter". As it's a fairly complex parallel narrative with two story lines, I had to have my major plot points in place. But I like to let some parts emerge as I write.. Many times I've started a scene and then something happens that I wasn't expecting.
Good luck with your novel. We can cheer each other on. :)