I’m trying something new today. I’m pretty sure it’s destined to fail, but I’m giving it a go anyway. I’m getting up early to write blog posts.

Yep, it’s the whole getting-up-early thing that’s going to make this, most likely, short lived. And, sadly, my early is 6:15am instead of 7:00am. You wouldn’t think 45 minutes would make all that much difference, but my bleary eyes and my yawns indicate otherwise. So tired. How the heck did I wake up at 5:00 am in college?!

But I need to find more time in my day to get things done, and I really do want to blog more often, so I’m attempting to make myself a morning person. And I need to start prioritizing exercise and some other things, so this weekend, I woke up early and ran. Saturday AND Sunday. That’s very impressive for me. And I have my gym bag packed.

Anyone wanna make a bet as to whether or not I use that gym bag today???

Anyway, I’ve got to hurry this up if I’m going to post it before the boys get up.

So, what have I been up to? Writing, mostly. The writing is going pretty well. I’m making my daily word count most of the time, but I’m still worried about The Looming Deadline because this book is going to need a serious revision before I let anyone read it, and that’s the thing that I might run out of time on.

I’m also planning a blog tour for The Shattered Dark’s release! I knew this would take a while to do, but it’s actually more time consuming than I predicted. It’s my first time doing this, so I’m sure I’ll learn how to get more efficient at it. I hope I do, at least!

Oh, and that reminds me. There aren’t going to be any printed ARCs of THE SHATTERED DARK. Boo! A few bound copies of the manuscript were sent out, and it will be available on NetGalley soon, so if you’re a blogger/reviewer, you can request it there. I think. I’ve never been on NetGalley so I’m not sure exactly how it works.

Hmm. My brain still isn’t quite awake. If I do continue this wake-up-and-blog thing, you’re probably in for a lot of rambling, incoherent posts. Heh. Could be fun.

I posted a coherent post – coherent because it was prewritten – on the Magic & Mayhem blog this morning. It’s on my local RWA chapter and the meeting that I went to Saturday. So enjoyed the meeting! I hadn’t been in well over a year and it was so nice to be around other writers again. If you’re a writer, or just an interested reader, you might find the post interesting.

It’s after 7:00! Gotta go!

(I really wish I was a coffee drinker!)