Sunday, August 31, 2008

Shame on me!

I haven't blogged in...well, too long. I've been in such a whirlwind, getting ready to announce to the world TWO releases in September, I haven't had time to do much of anything else. My publicist is helping as much as she can, but that doesn't mean I'm going to relax until sometime in October.

I've even had friends e-mail me to ask if I'm okay! Oh, dear. I didn't realize I was giving off whirling-dervish vibes. But all of this has taught me a couple of things. First, I need to work on balance. If I write during this flurry of promo activity...great! If I don't, I can't get all wound up about it. I'm used to writing every day. But nothing says I must.

The other thing I learned (again) is that I'm right where I'm supposed to be. I love my editor and I love not having deadlines. A friend of mine has a big looming deadline the same week as a book release! Holy smokes! I can't imagine the stress. So, thank you again e-publishing...for waiting until I'm ready with a product I'm proud of, instead of forcing a deadline upon me.

Ash

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Updated list of blogs willing to host guest authors

Guest Blog about Romance

League of Amazing Writers. www.leagueofamazingwriters.com
(Ask Jet) jetmykles@gmail.com

http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/CoffeeThoughts/ (Ask Karenne) WebMistress@coffeetimeromance.com

http://theromancestudio.blogspot.com (Ask Tina) tina@theromancestudio.com (full)

http://www.anncory.com/blog (Ask Ann) anncory_erotica@yahoo.com

http://www.fallenangelreviews.com/blog/ (Ask Cindy) cindy@fallenangelreviews.com

www.michellepillow.com/blog (Ask Michelle) michelle_pillow@yahoo.com also ask her about Raven Paranormal Blog - http://ravenhappyhour.com/ravenblog/

www.mandyroth.com/blog(Ask Mandy)mandy@mandyroth.com She wants ‘Behind the story’ posts or posts on Marketing.

http://www.myspace.com/romanceauthorblog/ (Ask Jane) neiljane@ihug.co.nz

http://www.romancingtheblog.com/ Open blog night. Send finished article to: invite@romancingtheblog.com

http://www.romanceroundtable.com/ (Ask Sindee) sindee@wmis.net

http://melissaalvarez.blogspot.com (Ask Ariana Dupré) melissaalvarez@comcast.net

http://blog.heatherhiestand.com/ (Ask Heather) halala@comcast.net

http://sandracox.blogspot.com/ (Ask Sandra) cast5away@yahoo.com

http://readingissomuchfun.blogspot.com/ (Ask Linda) readingissomuchfun@yahoo.com

http://www.elizabethdelisi.blogspot.com/ For G or PG books
http://liladupres.blogspot.com/ for R or X. (Ask Liz) edelisi@verizon.net

www.adeledubois.com/blog (Ask Adele) adele.dubois@verizon.net PG-13 articles

http://thehussiesblog.blogspot.com/ (Ask one of the Hussies)

http://nenscl.blogspot.com (Ask Danette) danetteb@sunvillas.no-ip.com

www.selenaillyriasthoughts.blogspot.com (Ask Selena) selenaillyria826@gmail.com

http://vickyburkholder.blogspot.com (Ask Vicky) vickyb@dejazzed.com

http://ashleyladd.blogspot.com/ (Ask Ashley) chinara@aol.com

www.chrisreddingauthor.blogspot.com (Ask Chris) chrisreddingauthor@yahoo.com

http://bellesobligatoryblog.blogspot.com/ (Ask Bella) belle_scarlett@sbcglobal.net

http://ndhansen-hill.tripod.com/books/ (Ask ND) ND@sfnovels@gmail.com

http://www.shelleymunro.com/blog/ (Ask Shelley) shelleymunro@gmail.com

http://www.mybonnierose.net/blog/index.php (Ask Bonnie) bonnie@mybonnierose.net

http://ellenashe.blogspot.com (Ask Ellen) ellenashe@hotmail.com

http://RomanceBooksRUs.blogspot.com (Ask April) April@AprilAsh.net

http://talesofthetrade.blogspot.com (Ask Marianne) marianne@mariannestephens.net

http://www.myspace.com/judithdesiree.com Contact Judith from this url: http://www.judithrochelle.com/contact.htm

http://anita-birt.blogspot.com/ (Ask Anita) anitabirt@shaw.ca

http://rainedelight.wordpress.com/ (Ask Raine) rainedelight@yahoo.com

http://www.mariannelacroix.com/?p=94 (Ask Marianne) marilacroix@yahoo.com

http://www.jupitergardens.com/wordpress (Ask Mary) marywinter.lists@gmail.com

http://www.anchoredauthors.wordpress.com/ For all fiction writers. (Ask Tracy) Tracy@TracyCooperPosey.com

http://www.selenaillyriasthought.blogspot.com/ (Ask Selena) selenaillyria826@gmail.com

http://www.ninapierce.com/romanceblog (Ask Nina) nina@ninapierce.com

http://www.wickedwhispersauthors.blogspot.com (Ask PG) pgforte@pgforte.com
http://depravedduchess.blogspot.com (Ask Lena) voiceomt2002@yahoo.com

http://kzsnow.blogspot.com (Ask KZ) ksnowschu@yahoo.com

http://pbdiva.blogspot.com/ (Ask Andrea) pbdiva99@yahoo.com

http://jeanneworldsnewsletter.blogspot.com/
http://jeannebarrack1.wordpress.com
http://jeanneworldsnewsletter.blogspot.com/ (For all of these ask Jeanne) silverfire@jeannebarrack.com

http://www.reading-writing.blogspot.com And the availbility for guest blogging here:
http://www.mariannearkins.com/guestblog.htm PG-13 only




Next time more pictures! Monterey and the seals!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Wine Valley, Napa, baby!







Oops, sorry about that last one. I think I spent too much time at the tasting. Oh well, I'm tired and going to bed. Drinking makes me want to take a Nappa.

Ash

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Monday, August 4, 2008

I'm baaaaack!

Just got back from San Francisco last night. You know how there's so much to do as soon you get back from vacation--and you're too exhausted to do it? Well, today I did some writing, took a nap that turned out to be about 3 hours of my life I'll never get back, then asked my husband if he'd rather have food in the frige or a clean house. He said, I can't have both? Yeah, in an alternate universe, maybe. But the man definitely thinks with his stomach and sent me off to shop. I was hoping for a maid to clean while I was gone, but I'll have to hint louder next time.

How was your day, honey?

Ash