Are you more of a pantser than a plotter, a gardener than an architect? Here's one way to navigate your story.
What sort of conflict or tension drives your story, and how do you vary it throughout?
Once upon a time, there was a regular person introduced to a magical world by a mysterious mentor...
What are the dramatic turning points in your story? Are you hitting all the right beats?
All stories have a certain rhythm. What is yours?