You need the twelve classic stages of a story (or at least som of them). I wrote about them in my hub https://hubpages.com/literature/The-12-Stages-of-a...
It will take you 10 minutes to read, but you will use the info for years and years. I use most of these in my stories, and a story isn't complete without them.
The fall is especially effective. In every story, in the later stages, toward the end, the main character dies or appears to die so that he/she may be resurrected. The audience needs to feel that all hope is lost, so that when they regain it, they appreciate it more.
All stories are based on a likeable character placed in a troubled situation, where something is wrong and he/she doesn't know what to do. Just when all hope is lost, something happens very unexpectedly that gives the character a chance (but not a big one, it has to be difficult). Good stories involve problems you're not sure you can fix. When they are fixed, there is a sense of relief and the audience is hooked until the solution happens.
But remember the fall and that obstacles must come up. No story where everything goes right is ever considered a "great" story. There has to be difficulty, pain, hardship, loss of hope, and then a miraculous ending where the goal is met, and is something the character can be proud of and overwhelmingly amazed at him/herself.
Good luck, I'm willing to read your story!