Here's something I've been wondering. Let's say you wrote a book and you were asked to change something about the protagonist.
Perhaps he was straight and you were asked to make him gay. Or white and you were asked to make him black.
Or maybe she was a vampire and you were asked to make her a zombie. Or she was a fae and you were asked to make her a witch.
Could you? Would you?
I can't wrap my brain around writing a book, for instance, with a vampire MC and then rewriting that same book with the MC as a zombie. Maybe it's just me, but like zombies are so not attractive. I don't think I'd be able to make a zombie sexy. Maybe that just means I stink as a writer. But I have to feel it, you know. I have to feel that passion and cuddling up to a zombie, who by the way isn't even a live being, makes me want to puke not purr.
I will go to the ends of the earth to make my novel the best it can be. I'll rewrite the entire novel if I have to. But I'm not sure I can change something so vital to the story that it, well, changes the entire story.
Have you ever been asked to do this? Have you been successful? Thoughts from my writerly friends?
Also, my other blog, Buffy's World, was part of a big award win for York Daily Record/Sunday News. YAY for my world!