...but I'm up. Luckily, I'm in the editing/typing phase, which is much easier to do this early in the morning. I won't have to actually "write" from a blank slate for quite some time, which is good. Got a lot of typing to do before then.
Which is the part of the writing process I like the most, actually. The initial writing is a very ambivalent sort of thing. It's in my head and I have to get it down or I'll go nuts - I have to write SOMETHING every day, or I'll go nuts - but I don't always LIKE what I write. Lots of times, those first handwritten drafts are just meh.
But when I start editing my work, stripping away all the fat and finding the story inside, THAT's when I really get a kick out of it. When I really enjoy what I'm doing, when I really feel like a writer.
Of course, the morning has become "my time" now, period. After getting up this early for about 5 or 6 years, I can't write past 11 AM in the morning. As weird as it sounds, it's gotta be written before then, or it's not happening.
Anyway. Just some tired ramblings before I scarf some food down and get to work....