Re: Timing: How long should I be doing what?
Game should be a part of you. It should flow natural without being based on any time intervals. You shouldn't think like: "Okay it's been 5 minutes and 37 seconds since I touched her back. Now I can escalate a bit more." (Exaggerating to make a point, stay with me)
Of course you should watch for time constraints, for example, if you're trying to game a girl while's she's running for a bus or to a class maybe you should pick up the pace and state your intention quicker than usual.
About your case, if she gets distracted while you guys are talking, to me it means that, it is about your ability to hook her into the convo rather than running the game slow.
If she's interested in you, she'll stay there no matter what, (unless she has a really important thing to do) until you lose the spark. That's why we use false time constraints to bail quickly after we create attraction, so that she can ignite that spark you had into a bonfire with her awesome imaginative skills.
All the advice I can give is, try various sh1t bro. Try every info you obtain on countless girls and find out what suits you best. Then it will be the time to collect the earnings.
It's not about who I was or who I'm going to become.
It's about who I am. Do it right here, right now.