I want to thank my fellow author who I sent a copy of my book to for his honest review. This is what he had to say.
For some people a way to escape their troubles or the troubles of the world is that they find a hobby or other things. Some like to go to the gym and work it out, while others do small projects. Some like to party, drink or I don’t know why do drugs. But for some of us, writing is a form of escape from the world. To quote Neil Simon, “Writing is an escape from a world that crowds me. I like being alone in a room. It’s almost a form of meditation” Writing helps me dive into the world I created and help format a story and the lives of the characters and plot. If I am on it, I will tune out the world for the longest time. In Highest Betrayal I have my characters going through murder accusations, a main antagonist conducting treason, while our heroes search for a missing nuclear warhead and stop it from exploding causing the worst act of terrorism in our nations history.
Writing does that for me. It allows me that freedom to help create a story that I want not only to entertain people, but draw them in and wanting more. This is writing is a form of escape.
For a lot of authors, many stories never get off the ground because of one key thing that every story needs, and that is a plot. You could develop great characters, have a terrific idea for a story, but when the time comes to develop that plot, the story dies because the idea didn’t develop into that plot like you were hoping for. Well you can still keep that story going, and those characters if you find a idea for a plot. And for many writers, its the world around us. For Highest Betrayal, I saw the news on the Iran and US nuclear talks and I thought to my self, hey there is a idea for a potential story there. What would happen if some anti-government insurgents bought a nuclear weapon with the help of a dissatisfied government official who had military experience and tried to detonated in a city like Los Angeles . Once I had a plot and idea, i researched about locations, agency rules and so forth and the story began to emerge.
As you continue to build your plot and do your research, and develop those characters, along with your outline, you will find it much easier to write your story. I hope this helps your writing like it did for me in Highest Betrayal. Good writing to all of you out there.