With one that is just beginning, I recommend the KISS method.
Not calling you stupid of course.
But the simpler the better.
Figure out the goal or intent of the working and what is it you wish to accomplish. I'd recommend not starting with something where timing is important. In some traditions, moon phase is crucial, while in others its not significant.
For making your words and thoughts stronger you can write your spell into a rhyme to be spoken aloud; this makes it easier to remember your spell, you can also chant your spell to raise energy.
Despite this being simple way of looking at spell construction, it does work effectively. You may wish to keep a journal or make notes in your Book of Shadows during the spell construction phase, and then keep track of results as they begin to manifest.
I hope this helps.
Love and Light,