Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fio's Broadway

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've been meaning to tell you congratulations. She asked for more so that means she already likes you. :)