Quote Originally Posted by Ink-Pen-Paper View Post
A writer was referring to his writing style as "A beginning, three disasters, and a save".

That's the same as "Get the Hero up a tree, throw rocks at him, get him out of the tree." It's a workable skeleton.

Do you have any suggestions that I should read to understand more about the tempo of the plot?
Read lots and lots of novels. Award winners, best sellers, and everything else. Let it seep in that way. No how-to-write book will teach you more.