Over the next weeks I basked in the excitement. Rise and Soar was really going to be published. At last, I felt like a “real author”. I wrote at my desktop. I wrote on the verandah. I wrote at the swimming pool. And I wrote in bed.
Before arriving at the Florida Christian Writers’ Conference, I had selected four possible editors to preview my proposal for Rise and Soar (now called Strength Renewed). I intended to see that one of the four got my manuscript before the start of the conference, and I would make appointments to see the other three during the conference.