Okay, that might be a bit harsh. Plotting isn’t really the bane. . . no, wait, yes it is.
Some writers call it instinct. J.R. Ward calls it her Rice Krispies. I sometimes call it the voices in my head, but mostly I call it by my characters’ names.
I’ve been writing for many years now. I’ve had stories in my head demanding to be let free since high school, but it’s only recently that my characters have actually been strong enough to talk to me. And that is the most awesome feeling.