- They may be right, that their changes are improvements.
- "Choose your battles" is always a prudent strategy. In general, I would only argue with an editor if I thought the edit changed the sense of what I had written such that it said something I didn't intend to say.
- I'm very grateful to them for publishing me.
- Nobody likes a prima donna.
Also, I have to give them credit for making more of an effort than I did to track down a quotation. I had written:
Somewhere, I think in C.S. Lewis, there is a description of heaven as a place where "all that is not music is silence."
They changed that to "Somewhere George McDonald....". I will assume that they are correct, though "somewhere" rather than a specific citation suggests that they aren't 100% certain either.
I never posted the link to my December post, partly because I wasn't real happy with it. It's a sentiment I've expressed here before, a complaint about the replacement of Christmas by the empty Holiday.
Here's the link to the blog page. There are a number of other things there that are worth reading.