Two weeks ago my son tried out for the provincial U15 basketball team. The try outs were four full days of six hour practices. He made it the final selection camp and survived the first day cuts. In fact, my husband came home saying that he thought he would be the starting point guard.
The next day the coach for the team pulled my husband aside and told him that he doesn't see my son as a point guard and if he wanted to play that position then he would red shirt with the team (practice but not play in games), but if he wanted to be a wing, he would make the team for sure. After some convincing, my son decided to accept the wing position.
Fast forward to end of the try out. The coach didn't put him on the team and kept him as a red shirt. Over the next few days emails went back and forth between said coach and my husband. My son was disappointed, but in the end made the decision not to play, which was a very mature decision.
It's been stressful and I have to say I'm more disappointed for him than he is.
I had a friend told me that a publisher wanted to publish her book, but she would have to complete change it to a romance instead of adventure. She turned them down.
I've been thinking a bit about this lately. What if an agent or editor wanted you to change your book? What would you say? Do you have a line that you would say no?
The sad thing is, just like my son, even if you do compromise there's no guarantee of anything.
Just something to think about.