Fiorella has been the star of her own mini-drama lately, getting everything ready for uber-agent Jessica Faust. The first act was scouring the three requested chapters for perfection. The second act was recapping the initial cover letter without repeating it word-for-word.
The third act was the personal bio. Eek! Here's where the poo hit the fan. What sort of bio did Faust want? A resume, a life story, what? Fio appealed to her RWA chapter and came up with what she thought was a charming one in the third person. However, when she accidentally posted it on the chapter loop, she reaped the whirlwind. Her bio was totally off-base. Helpful PANs (published authors) leaped to the rescue, thank goodness, and by the next day Fio had a satisfactory bio, in the first person.
The story isn't over yet. Act four turned out to be an addendum: a list of her contest results and publications. They took a while to compile and compose on the page, but she finally got the job done.
The fifth act was gathering everything together in one e-mail, plus attachments, to send off to New York, which took a couple of days. Finally, yesterday afternoon, she pushed "send," and promptly developed a migraine from the sudden release of tension.
Applause please, but the encore can wait.