I've spent many, many months thinking about my story. If have most main characters worked out, as well as subplots, and setting. I've started writing it, but I realized something. My plot is too bland. Ugh. It's like, when you have oatmeal in the morning, but there's not enough cinnamon, so it's just beige mush. No one I know likes beige mush. My premise is set at a school for noble kids with psychic powers. The conflict I've had is between a young emperor and a prince; the emperor is engages to the prince's younger sister, and if the prince should perish the emperor would have control of the kingdom. The prince goes to the school, but the emperor is privately taught. The problem is, is that I think that even though that arc spans the entire story, it's not big enough to be the main conflict. From reading this, my question is, would you think so too? Maybe I'm overthinking things. The first book in Tamora Pierce's Protector of the Small quartet has the sole plot of Kel's trying to get through the year, but it's still suspensful and interesting.