The dreaded ZZZs. It’s exactly what we don’t want to do to our readers. That is make them fall asleep as they are read our books. We want our novels to be so engaging that they have a hard time putting it down so much so they don’t want to go to sleep.
This has happened to me so many times where I’m so into the book that it’s hard to put it down. I still remember waking up not to long ago and my Kindle was on my bed beside me. I was so close to the end of a book the night before that I wanted to get it finished. However, my poor body didn’t agree with me and I’d fallen asleep at some point trying to read the rest. So in this case, I guess the ZZZs were good because the book did exactly what it was supposed to: engage me so much I just didn’t want to put it down. However, I didn’t like this as I’d only had one or two pages left on the Kindle and I would have been done with the book. Oh, well. At least it was a good book.
Have you ever had that happen before where the book was so good you didn’t put it down? Have you ever fallen asleep trying to do this? What are some of your favorite books that kept you up late into the night?