The Streetside Book Shop7:30 AM
They've got specialized everything nowadays. You go into a bakery and order a cake (blue flowers, yellow lettering - make certain the frosting's buttercream and, well, I guess some sprinkles won't hurt). You dial up the dressmakers and tell them what fabric you want - the print and make and all - along with the hem length and the kind of buttons, the pattern without the collar, thank you, and the little lace around the sleeves. You tell the sweet lady in the cute blue apron at the candy counter just what chocolates your daddy would like for his birthday, and she measures them out according to your specification of pounds and then wraps them up in ribbon and cellophane of your choice.
You should be able to order books the same way - buffet style, almost. You should be able to call up a variety of authors and put in an order for the book that would suit your fancy to a T. You should be able to pick out the characters down to their nose and hobbies. "Yes, I'd like a strong heroine, but don't touch the feminist mold - she can be pretty if you like but not stunningly pretty - she's a good sort of person but don't bother making her an angel. Let her get into trouble and hurt feelings and learn from them, like any other human being. Oh, and do you think she could write blog posts on the weekend?"
You ought to have the freedom to direct the general plot of the story - leaving room for little surprises and of course a spectacular climax that not even the author saw coming. "It needs to have a mystery lurking beneath an almost benign (but not boring) everydayness - something that will pop out in the middle of the twenty-first chapter and scare the daylights out of me. Not anything gory - just something devastating and unique, something unexpected. And don't constantly hint at it, either. Let me be naturally curious and make my own speculations without the crippling help of the narrator."
And especially, you should be able to regulate the Secular/Religious flow throughout the narrative. "Don't even think about moralizing the ending. Oh, don't let that stop you from putting in true Christians - a good number of them wouldn't hurt, the real, faulty kind that genuinely love and often don't know how. Some unredeemed characters would be nice too. And no cheap shots against true Christianity but have no worries of offending me by pointing out the ridiculousness of empty religion."
In short, the authors should be so talented and so at your disposal that they should be able to craft a masterpiece just for you. "Let it be like To Kill a Mockingbird - the Southerness, the kids running about, the drama will be nice. It has to have the wit of Jane Austen - a few drop-dead-hilarious passages here and there would be lovely. And the characters should have the depth of both Jane Eyre and Emma - you hate 'em and you love 'em at the same time. The plot, too, should be thick, complex and moving, like those I mentioned, and come out with a satisfying ending. Just jumble up those three and see what you come up with."
That would be heavenly.