And I had An American Elf beat out! But, I realized something was missing in Act One and it set off a train wreck. (((sigh))) Better to catch it at this stage anyway.
The trouble of it is I wasn’t born knowing how to structure a story. It all sort of just dumps on me. Until I get the story beat out, I’m pretty overwhelmed. Save the Cat! by Blake Snyder helps a lot. http://www.savethecat.com/
I’m also rereading good books in the same subgenre to get my mind switched to that structure.