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. :)