That would be a good idea. Here's my suggestion to you: Creatures, Spells, Artifacts, Lands in this order. When you build your deck keep thee things in mind and go in order. I'll give you my reasoning on this:
Your deck is like your army and the creatures you use are your warriors. You can't roll into battle with big guns and not have any able bodied soldiers to wield those weapons. Sure you can make the deck auto pilot itself with burn spells but no weapon can out way the value of a good soldier
. Besides no troops on the ground means that you'll be leaving yourself vulnerable to frontal attacks from the enemy. You want as mush defense as you can get, especially in an Abzan deck.
Your spells can either be the body of your deck or the support of your deck, it all depends on the build. I would Highly recommend having your spells be the support for this deck, that way your creatures will out last your opponent's army and you'll be able to keep them at a distance while eliminating possible threats as you need to.
Artifacts are not mandatory for every deck but depending on what you're playing it sure can come in handy. For example; Bontu's monument
will make your Black creature spells cost less AND you get the life gain/ Drain off of your opponent just by playing creatures. If you focus on adding more black creatures you can play more in a single turn and it'll help tip the tide of battle in your favor long term.
Lands will come as you need them to and can be easily adjusted. Just make sure you don't have TOO many non-basic lands in your deck. Having all your lands come into play tapped will definitely slow down your deck too much so have a good mix of basic lands as well.
I'm going to create an Abzan deck and I would like for you to comment on it and give me your opinion on it as well. I'll make it public in a post so that every one can see it, this way you get various opinions on the same build that you can learn from.