We may still be in the clutches of Pretty Little Liars Season 4, but the writing team behind our favorite murder mystery drama is already hard at work on Season 5. Check out the enthusiastic photo evidence.

“Season 5. We're back, baby! #PLLWriters,” tweeted Jonell Lennon, aka one of the PLL scribes, yesterday along with a photo of the whole team sitting around a table with plenty of coffee (which we’d imagine is a must-drink for any successful writing team).

Credit: Twitter Photo: Pretty Little Liars Writers

And Jonell wasn’t the only one to ring in the new Pretty Little Liars writing season. Fellow writer Lijah Barasz re-tweeted the photo with her own caption: “Back and off to the races!” We’re going to assume that is a Season 5 reference, and the writers have set the next half-season at a racetrack wherein Spencer has developed a gambling addiction involving her trust fund, to be used against her by the nefarious “A.” The season practically writes itself!

There is one face notably missing from the writing group gathered: showrunner Marlene King! The mastermind behind PLL and Ravenswood was prepping for the season in her own way… by getting a new pair of glasses! “This is where I am. New eyes for season five,” Marlene captioned the Instagram of herself wearing her new spectacles. We suppose that’s a good excuse for not being with the writers as they start their first day back, especially considering Marlene was totally thinking of her gang.

“Happy first day of school,” she tweeted at the Pretty Little Liars writers earlier that morning. Can Marlene be our teacher, too?

Are you as excited as we are that the writers are back at work for Season 5, or are you too wrapped up in Season 4 to notice? Sound off in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars Season 4 on Tuesday, January 28, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.

Kayti Burt is a contributing writer for Wetpaint Entertainment with a penchant for all things pop culture. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!