Don't write to the trends.
All that matters is that it's done well.
WHAT IF....GASP...THEY WANT YOU TO CHANGE IT???
"But, but, but," you say, "WHY? This is the story I LURV. I've written it well. I didn't chase a trend. It's different. It's unique."
"I don't like it. Do it differently," CP/A/E says. "The way you have Lord of the Tree People getting pulled up by the roots is going to frustrate readers. It frustrated me."
"But, but, but...It's the story I wanted to tell. Lord of the Tree People HAS TO be pulled up by the roots." *Stomps Foot*
So, who do you owe here? Are you obligated to yourself to tell YOUR story YOUR way? Or, are you obligated to tell a story that your readers (CP/A/E) wants to hear?
I'll throw out my opinion and ask for yours in the comments: Personally, I feel if you're writing to get published, you leave your ego at the door. Embrace being as flexible as you can and write what the people want from your story. Many times, it only makes it stronger.