Fiorella's world has turned dark. She got her first royalties statement, and it's for $11.93. Good thing she and Husband had received a small windfall so they didn't have to depend on book sales for Christmas this year.
Strangely, Fio is not down. Maybe it's that the situation hasn't sunk in or that she's so deeply engrossed in writing her current book that the first one is no longer on her horizon. Maybe it's that a part of her believes the next royalty check, in March, will be enough to fund a European vacation. Or maybe it's that Fiorella is accustomed to writing without recognition or compensation, and she isn't about to quit now. When she IS rich and famous, she will call this the $11.93 moment.