So I have been thinking about a story and I realize the only plot I have is more of a Coming of Age story with no real plot other then the two characters growing as they overcome events and obstacles. The story is a fantasy and its about a mentor and his student traveling the world in service of a organization that would be similar to the US National Guard. They help in case of famine, war, natural disasters. They are part of a branch that sends out small groups. Now there is no big army they have to defeat, no evil overlord to overthrow. The land is in relative peace. Except for Pirates, monsters, bands of thieves, and the likes. Now I suppose I could connect all of these together somehow, but what if I don't want to? Instead I would want my characters to tackle such things, and continue on their way to the next problem. All the while my characters would grow and learn from the variety of different cultures and beliefs. I guess it would be sorta like a TV series and the episodes. There is a small overarching plot, but each episode can be seen individually. You get what I am saying? I am finding it difficult to explain. Would this be a bad thing in a novel? Oh I wouldn't plan on shoving a bunch of different 'episodes' into a novel. Its just for these two characters I have always planned on leaving the ending open for a sequel if I wanted to continue.