It’s already 4:30? Really?

I don’t know where the time goes these days. It’s like we hit September and the universe moves everything into warp speed. My calendar is packed, my inbox constantly filling up, and I still fall into bed every night fully aware of everything I didn’t get around to doing. Whew!

Tonight, though, EVERYTHING stops for Glee, which has its season premiere at 8pm. It has been a looong time since the season finale, hasn’t it? I’m so excited it is just a little bit embarrassing. I’m equally pumped for Modern Family and Cougar Town tomorrow night. Everyone knows Modern Family is hilarious and wonderful, but Cougar Town, I fear, suffers for its somewhat unfortunate name. It’s better than the name, I PROMISE. And it’s by the same guy who did Scrubs! How can you go wrong? You can’t. Plain and simple.

(You know what else is embarrassing. That I just misspelled embarrassing in the paragraph above. It is my kryptonite when it comes to spelling, I swear. I always get it wrong. That and conscious and separate and vacuum. I just put a double C in vacuum AGAIN! When will I ever learn?)

Before I go start playing my season one soundtrack on repeat to get pumped up for Glee, a couple of quick things. First, the Fug Girls (@fuggirls on Twitter, who I cannot believe I only just found to follow, they are the BEST) turned me on to this super cool site, which shows you books people are buying around the world as they buy them. I dare you not to get into a trance state watching it. At least, I did.

Second, a question for any and all YA authors who read this blog. How do you handle appearance requests, book donation requests, and fan mail? My assistant and I are in the process of trying to figure out a new way to deal with everything that is simpler and clearer and doesn’t take so much time away from my writing, which is in short supply anyway. I’ve let people know I can’t answer emails, and as far as book donations, I’m trying to keep them local. But how do you decide what festivals to attend? Do you send bookplates to people who ask? I know a lot of folks answered me when I posed this on Twitter awhile back, but if you didn’t see it there and have some great method and can share it, please do so. I need all the help I can get.

Okay, off to play “Defying Gravity.” Again.

Have a good night, everyone!