This is a basic skeleton of the novel. You by no means have to follow these suggestions but if you are suffering from writers block and need a template it could come in handy.
I will be using they, their, pronouns to include all genders for the protagonist.
Introduction: Show the world and the daily life of the protagonist. (2,500 words)
Inciting incident: Introduce a disturbance to that daily life. Watch the world unravel because of it. (5,000 words)
Pursuit of a solution and first small victory: Give your protagonist a reason to continue their journey. (5,000 word)
Plot point 1: Take this time to either introduce a second, smaller conflict or a new and exciting character to help the protagonist. (5,000 words)
Second small victory: The protagonist either gains confidence in themselves or gains trust in the new character as they overcome the next major obstacle in their journey. (5,000 words)
Plot point 2: Introduction of doubt. Either the protagonist is starting to question themselves, the protagonist is betrayed, or the supporting character reveals some baggage. (5,000 words)
First defeat: The internal conflict leads to the protagonist's first defeat. (5,000 words)
Rock Bottom: The protagonist's world completely unravels. (5,000 words)
Revival: The protagonist overcomes internal conflicts and continues on their journey. (5,000 words)
Climax: The culmination of the journey. Will your protagonist win or lose? That is up to you. (5,000 words)
Resolution: A continuation after the climax to show how the world has changed. (2,500 words)
There you have it. By writing one milestone from this template every day you can have a manuscript done in less than 2 weeks! This is by no means telling you the write or wrong way to write. There is no wrong way. The only wrong way is to not write at all. So if you are suffering from writers block, use this template to get started again.
As always thank you for reading.