Karen Moy employs many literary devices to tell her marvelous stories: Action, in-action, and today's perfect execution of anti-action. Very few authors dare to attempt anti-action because using it improperly can suck the reader's brain into an intercranial black hole. So it requires a license. But used properly, it completely negates all previous action in the story.
There are times when the use of this dangerous technique is important. For instance, when the writer wants to erase all previous character development, or blandify the character. It is the author's do-over and always keeps the reader guessing. I can't recommend the use of anti-action because it has the potential to kill, but I am sure most of us survived today's excellent usage.