Goddammit Arthur Pendragon. Can’t you just have one standard myth to your name, and be done?
You’d really make my life sooo much simpler.
Put it like this:
The publication of “Lord of the Rings” was delayed several times, pretty much to the point of desperation.
“Twilight” was sold for an unusually large sum for a first novel.
One is the second best selling novel ever written.
The latter has no depth, no character growth, and has a rather anticlimactic ending.
Tolkien created people, languages, and a world.
Meyer took a terrifying creature and covered it in glitter.
So no, publishers and editors are NOT gods.
I’m just saying.