Well a few days off has done me some good. I spent most of last week with my husband, Chuck, in Santa Fe New Mexico. We spent the week wandering through the insane number of art galleries there, enjoying much of what we saw, as well as spending a little down time at the worlds greatest spa, Ten Thousand Waves. I hightly recommend going there if you can– its quite the place and a real treat in the unwind department.
While I was gone, I had a press release written that I will be sending out to as many sources as I can regarding the reckless behaviour of Entrepreneur Media in their pursuit of trying to own the word Entrepreneur. While I cannot change what has happened to me, I certainly can try to make my feelings, and those of many others, known.
Itâ€™s a busy time for me as I finalize my book and continue to search for a publisher. Itâ€™s common for many new authors and established authors to build their audience through public speaking, blogging and at first self publishing; only to be picked up by a major publisher after their marketing is well under way. I am close enough to the finish line to be able to self publish fairly quickly, unlike the traditional publishing route that can take up to a year. So while I am interested in finding the right publisher I donâ€™t feel overly concerned if it does not happen right away. Fortunately I have gotten enough positive feedback from a couple of agents to know that it is just a matter of time before I find the right publisher to pick up my book. This is all a new process for me and I am enjoying the challenges of it all.
I just found out yesterday that I will be the keynote speaker on May 4th for the 2007 Youth Entrepreneurship Conference . I will be presenting my keynote speech on Creative Value. Building my speech is a lot like playing the clarinet; practice, practice, practice.