Or, with regard to her book, perhaps she submits it to her agent and it's torn to shreds.
The climax occurs when he chooses the unique path. She becomes both antagonist and anti-heroine. We challenge you to find a truly great story that doesn't follow this plot structure to a certain degree—you'll find that it's extremely hard.
We dive deeper into each of these five stages in this article on story structure.
That author probably fell into one of the biggest temptations of plotting: letting the plot drive the characters. No matter what, the object at the end of the journey is the Holy Grail of this plot type, so to speak.
In a way, the plot is the trunk from which all the other elements of a story grow.