Fiorella must be psychic because she received a note from her agent yesterday afternoon that Harper-Collins had also passed on Honeysuckle Dreams, saying its middle sagged. The editor also said she would look at the ms again if Fio revised it, which was hopeful, but puts a heavy burden on Fio right now. She's still "in recovery" from the hip replacement, which means she moves slower, can't do things like climb ladders or walk up the driveway to fetch the mail, rides a cart around HEB, and has physical therapy three times a week. And it's the Christmas season, which means she's working on her card, finishing off the Wendy book, planning gifts, and must SOMEHOW get the house in shape. The latter includes switching the guest room back from an invalid convalescence room to a guest room for Son and his wife, who will be here during New Year's.
Besides, she can't see the saggy middle. Where? Which chapters?
There are five more publishers to go, but Fio doesn't hold out any great hopes. Oh well--there are always farmers' markets and garage sales.