Fio stupidly told her agent she'd send her the first nine chapters of Lolly's story by the end of the week--last week, that is--but, needless to say, she didn't make her own deadline. Not that she hasn't written said chapters, but she's not satisfied with them. They're rough, very rough, and she's afraid they'd horrify Liza.
This is a typical Fiorella behavior. Perfectionist to the core, she'll revise till the cows come home, which will be forever because Rancho Fiorella doesn't run any bovines. (And to show you just how crazy Fio is, she revised that last sentence nine times before she was satisfied with it.)