Would there be an interest this premise?
Quote:Peter Rolen used to be an accountant until last week.
Witnessing the theft of a magical artifact as dangerous as
it is priceless ripped the veil off his eyes. Now he can see
the monsters and the monsters can see him. Believing Peter
was behind the theft, the two most powerful factions in
San Francisco intend to hunt him down.
New to this treacherous reality, Peter must locate the stolen
artifact to clear his name before the factions catch him,
and the thief can use it to devastate the city.
What do you think? Good? Bad? Horrendous? Crazy? Not a good fit for RR? Great choice for RR?
The accountant part tells me it’s quirky, the monster and magic part tells me it’s slightly thriller at the least and lots of urban fantasy/thrown into magical world. It might even do a bit pf horror. But what are the awesome parts? For what things should I be excited?
The Lightning Thief, for example, had several hooks of awesome like greek mythology for those that liked stuff, everyone being demigods because that sounds snazzy, it had drama with the protagonist’s mysterious parentage, his Olympean inheritance, and a bunch of drama with his mother AS WELL AS his one friend turning into a goat-person and sprouting exposition (spoilers).
So those are the kinds of thing that can hook you in, tell you the flavour of the story from the early parts, inform you what kind of fandom you are getting dragged into. (Not mine, the lightning thief was boring to me)
So it’s important to convey with your blurb/premise/first-chapters/maybe-even-your-title to potential readers what kind of experience they should be expecting from you, and what kind of fandom they should be preparing for. Expectation plays a large role in how you experience and enjoy a work so it’s important for the author to understand and manage those expectations. Even being mysterious works, because you know they’re going in not knowing what to expect, and that effects what they pay attention to.
All that aside, I do not write any kind of anime into my stories because I dont know enough about it to be able to speak intelligently on it. It seems that the primary audience here on RR falls into that and the LitRPG categories.
It is always important as an author to know your ideal readers, and I think for this story in particular, RR wont be a good fit. I think I'll go a traditional novel publishing route for this project. As a hybrid author I get to play around with new publishing ideas. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don't.
Thanks again for all the feedback.