Schooooooool IS out for summer! Yay!
And this is the third day in a row I've posted! Double yay!
Today I played a mean joke on my coworker, who is totally afraid of zombies. I told him how completely awesome THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH is and that he had to read it, but I didn't tell him what it was about. I can't wait until he reads it. I mean, I thought it was scary, but I can't wait for his reaction!
Last weekend was great, full of chicken curry and WEEDS. I watched the first two seasons on demand from netflix. I wasn't sure I would like it because it's been labeled a sitcom and it's only a half hour long, but really it should be called a dramedy. And they pack enough awesomeness into each episode that they seem like an hour long. I've got seasons 3 and 4 on their way.
I've been thinking about inciting incidents. In THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH, there's a huge inciting incident at the beginning of the book that draws you in immediately. My problem is that I always think the inciting incident is the actual story, whereas it should just get things rolling in an interesting way. So, yeah, I think my stories always start too early.
Ugh. Heartburn. Need TUMS.
Any thoughts on inciting incidents? Is that how a book immediately draws you in?