Manic Monday

Lately I've been posting on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and sometimes Friday's. I've always felt a little weird about this schedule, like it's wrong somehow (is that a little OCD or what?). So I'm gonna switch things up a bit.

I've decided to start my own thing. Every Monday I'm going to post a teaser of what I'm reading (bye bye Teaser Tuesday), a line or two from what I'm writing or revising, a quote from what I'm watching (movie or TV), and a song lyric that I'm loving or that's inspiring me that day. I'm calling it Manic Monday (thank you to The Bangles) because as everyone knows, Monday's can be totally crazy, which is why I'm all about the one-liners. And besides, I tend to do things a little manic-ly (maniacally?) so the word just works.

So here we go, my first Manic Monday. If you want to participate, link up in the comments and I'll come check you out.

Manic Writing

From my super secret WIP. And keep in mind, this is still in 1st-draft form:

I flash back to that time in the alley, when I screamed and people came. No one would come now. No one listens to screams anymore. Only Dad—he would come. And instead of two murders tonight, there would be three.

Manic Reading

From Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell:

"And you look like a protagonist." She was talking as fast as she could think. "You look like the person who wins in the end. You're so pretty, and so good. You have magic eyes," she whispered. "And you make me feel like a cannibal." (page 113)

Manic Watching

I've been rewatching Spooks (also knows as MI-5 in the States) and this quote spoke to me:

"If you are valuable enough to someone, you can never be free."

Manic Listening

My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light 'Em Up) by Fall Out Boy- a song that inspires me while writing my WIP.

I've got the scars from tomorrow and I wish you could see
That you're the antidote to everything except for me
A constellation of tears on your lashes
Burn everything you love then burn the ashes
In the end everything collides
My childhood spat back out the monster that you see

So what are you doing on this Manic Monday?