While traversing the internet last night researching a possible new genre for my next manuscript, I came across a debut author who had been kicked out of his church because of the book he wrote. Now, I haven't read the book and the subject matter wasn't something I'd be comfortable reading, but this author felt that he'd written the book that he was supposed to and that the moral lines it crossed were necessary to tell the story in an honest way.
His church disagreed.
But this author is proud of his work and now he's laboring away at the next novel in the series.
It made me wonder: What lines will I not cross in order to be published?
There is such a deep-seated desire to be published, that I think it would be hard to say no to a contract. But I would, if certain things were asked of me.
As I'm an inspirational writer, one thing that has always been important to me is the name of Jesus. I wouldn't want to take it out of my manuscripts, not even to be published. (LOL Not saying anyone would ask me to.)
Now, this is just my thing. I would never expect someone to have the same boundaries as me.
So, in your writing, what line will you NOT cross just to be published?
*and I'm not saying he crossed a line in order to be published at all. I have a feeling it was the book he wanted to write, no matter what others said*