It's all planned out. It just has a slow start to it as the characters are introduced and the plot starts to unfold. Both protagonist and antagonist are on the first page so it does start. It just seems a boring scene.
Might be being unfair on myself?
Sadly, you're probably not being unfair on yourself. If you feel that it has a slow start everyone else will probably feel the same.
Often, the key to generating excitement is conflict.
Conflict can be created through stakes and characters (whom the reader is invested in) who have opposing goals or goals that intersect.
Conflict can make even the most boring of activities seem exciting. For example:
Supermarket food shopping.
This is a mundane, very boring activity that everyone regularly partakes in, but with a bit of conflict a story can be found here.
To begin with, let's make it supermarket shopping at Christmas. This immediately ups the stakes and investment because the reader knows that this is a busy, stressful time of year with often a lot riding on it.
Now, this is a cliche, but, let's say that it's Christmas Eve and the store is about to close, but there's only one turkey left.
Two characters Eve and Steve both want that turkey, but obviously they both can't take it. Realising they both want it, they fight their way across the store to get it.
You can up the stakes by helping the reader investing in the characters. Perhaps Eve's father is dying of cancer and she's afraid that it'll be his last Christmas and she wants it to be perfect - that means having a turkey! Steve can either be a villain who's greedy and only wants an extra turkey so he can have turkey sandwiches on Boxing Day, or you can make the reader have empathy for him too.
Maybe Steve wins and gets the turkey and is distraught that she couldn't get the turkey. She breaks down in front of her father and tells him that she's sorry for ruining his Christmas, for him to explain that she made his Christmas, by being there.
This is a very simple (albeit clichéd) story with something very boring at the centre. It's conflict that brings the story out.
However, it's important to remember that a novel needs to have at least one central conflict/motivation that drives the protagonist through the story. A series of unconnected conflicts containing the same characters is a short story collection, not a novel.
Hope this helps.