Hi all you WriMos out there! It's the beginning of week 2, the time when all your wild and wooly plot problems will start to roar their ugly head. Chris Baty suggests that you don't try to suffer in silence for this week, it's much better if you get all your complaining out in the open.
I recommend writing threatening letters to your characters when they get out of hand, your muse, or even your entire novel! Scream, curse their mothers, call them names that you would never use in the presence of your grandmother; make your displeasure known to them! And tell your friends. You'd be surprised what great ideas they might be willing to share with you as you're bawling over what weapon of choice you'll make your MC wield while he dashes into the cemetery to save a baby kitten from the horrible zombie attack.
Also, finding a exit for your frustration is key. If you like, I'll give you permission to print out this blog entry and destroy the crap out of it. Crumple it up, throw it as hard as you can against the wall, smooth it out only to poke holes with your pencil through it. You might even want to stick it in an empty waste-basket and burn it (please note that this blog does not condone "playing with fire" in any way shape or form, the use of any flammable items should be done with the utmost care and caution). At any rate, please feel free to take your frustrations out on this blog entry, especially if you think it will help your noveling productivity.
On the bright side, you only have 130 hours left in the abysmal Week 2. If you're smart, you'll sleep for approximately 42 of those hours, leaving only 88 hours for potential noveling. So just put your nose to the grindstone and start hashing out all those terrific little plot points. You'll thank yourself when Week 3 comes around and your novel has taken on a life of it's own and your characters are hashing out the plot for you -- they just need a good push in the right direction.
Remember, in November, no plot is bad... only the absence of any plot.