BUT, it was good promo time. One of the points in my speech on Establishing Yourself As A Professional Speaker was that you never, while starting out, turn down an opportunity to speak. And aside from speaking and gaining exposure, I got to tell 30 people about my book, and complete a Toastmasters Advanced Speech to boot.
I received an e-mail this morning asking me to do another speech. A woman from a business woman's group I spoke to last summer wants me to come speak to another group she belongs to. She's pre-booking dates from August to June of 2006.
It's just wrong to know 12 months in advance what your schedule is for next year. But I'm moving more and more in that direction. Most conferences book their speakers 1-2 years out. I'm applying now to speak at writer's conferences in 2006 and 2007. Let's hope the writing career steps up a notch between now and then, shall we? =)