Edit for Conflict
Does your story begin with some sort of conflict—either internal or external?
Does the beginning set up the bigger “conflict” of the entire novel, the issue that drives your protagonist toward his/her end goal?
Is your protagonist conflicted or is embroiled in some external conflict?
Are there too many conflicts going on in tthe book? Too few?
Is there an overarching conflict present in the story that is key to the premise and grows to a climax and resolution?
Does your protagonist face one conflict or obstacle after another (each worse than the previous) that force him/her to have to make a tough decision(s)?
Does the conflict serve the interest of the story or is it just thrown in the book for excitement?