After the last post, I have a good idea of where your lines lay. This post will be similar because I've been thinking about all the responses and running my mind ragged.
I've been wondering: What would you do to get get a contract from a traditional publisher?
Me? Man, I'd be like a puppet on a string.
Editor: Please change the heroine's name, Mrs. Nelson.
Me: On it!
Editor: And her occupation. And her hair color. Oh, and we need to lose the cat theme. It just doesn't work.
Me: No problem!
Okay, so on most things I would change the story because in many ways my writing is more of a strategic plan for a future career. I want to be paid to do something I love and if the story has to change from my original vision in order for that to happen, I'm okay with that.
However, since getting to know so many writers, especially inspirational ones, I've come to realize that for many of you writing is a calling. In some cases, a ministry.
So what would you do to your story in order to get it published? Would you completely change it?