Just started the newbie routine and.

Hello everyone, I am new to any and all forms of PE and I am eager to get started.

Anyway, as stated in the title I just started the newbie routine and I am getting the feeling I’m doing the jelqing incorrectly.
I started yesterday and did the routine today as well, and though it is embarrassing to admit I have trouble getting my penis to be 40-60 percent erect and staying that way (or even determining whether it’s at 40-60 percent in the first place) I have also noticed that my penis has seemed noticeably smaller in its flaccid state, is this a sign that I am doing the routine incorrectly, or perhaps that I should take things a little more slowly?