"That's what stories do. They connect the random dots of life into a picture. But it's all an illusion. Just try to connect the dots of life. You'll end up with a lunatic scribble."
Briony, in CHIME by Franny Billingsley
Particularly helpful to know others feel the same way I do about stories some days...
(I also like "I may be wicked. But I'm not bad." Same character. No relevance to my writing today. Just thought I'd share.)
And if you're interested, CHIME was just named an Honor Book in this years Horn Book Awards. Click here for the entire list.