Fiorella is gone today. Yes, she'll be at an RWA critique session all day.
There will probably be about forty people there, mostly women, mostly unpublished in romance, like Fio. Mostly champing at the bit to become published, like Fio. Everyone who has chosen to participate will have four others in her group commenting on the first ten pages of her manuscript, and she of course, will comment on theirs.
Fiorella has attended a critique session before, but she didn't participate, just sat around and listened and sized people up. Fio is devious, Friend Dede said, but Fio prefers the word "cautious." She wanted to wait until she'd become thick-skinned enough not to strangle anyone who commented negatively on her golden child.