I think my story is stupid, until I tell it through the lens of my morals. In a way I feel like I created a sort of religion that I'm telling the story through. Its more of a lens through which one could read anything. Its my understanding of how the world works. It seems to tackle any stupidness of the story I guess. I mean even the concept of the hobbit was a little silly if the moral basis or the understanding of the world through Tolkien's eyes hadn't been there. In a way he just put make-up on our world. All of the languages and the hobbits where just decorations on top of a much deeper meaning in my opinion. That is why he was successful? My story seemed so disjointed and all but now it makes more sense because I let my voice come through the characters and the way the events play out. The only character who reaches my complete understanding of the world is the MC and those closest to him. In contrast, the Antagonist has my complete understanding of the world as well, but he is negative about what he believes is the truth. It is when the MC speaks with him that the MC sees my whole 'truth' and how foolish the all-knowing antagonist really is. This antagonist is also not the main bad guy in book one. He is more of a voice off in the distance under a hooded cloak, whom you don't see until the middle of book two lol... Any ways I need help with building up tension...like how much action can be in the beginning versus the end?