I've got a question for my Valiard
Hope you guys don't mind me asking.
I recently got a message from Wattpad staff, and they said it had come to their attention that I had categorised Valiard
incorrectly. They rectified it for me and went along on their way. Now, they changed Valiard
from being in the Historical Fiction Category to the Paranormal Category. The problem? Paranormal is described on their site to be expressly set in a "modern-day setting", with notable examples being the Twilight
books. I wrote back contesting the change, but I'm yet to receive a reply.
It's kind of been a blessing in disguise. Valiard
rates a little higher in the Paranormal category during downtime than it did in Historical Fiction. It's #120 instead of #350, or something like those numbers. So I'm leaving it in Paranormal for now. Maybe it'll climb pretty high once I update it with a new chapter and it gets a few more views. It's a little dishonest of me, since Valiard Vol. I
has paranormal undertones
at best. The ghosts and magic won't really appear until the second book.
In my opinion, Historical Fiction was the genre I could find in Wattpad's exhaustive category list
that matched Valiard
the closest. It's general enough, although it does have a clause that requires "authenticity" and "plausibility". Ghosts don't exactly qualify.
I guess that's why Wattpad kicked it out. They obviously based their decision on the novel's synopsis alone instead of the general impression of the whole story.
Do you guys think I should push the issue and try to get Valiard
into another category? Or do you guys think I should leave well enough alone?
I don't want to commit any misrepresentations. People go to the Paranormal category to read Twilight
, not a "tally ho pip pip" romantic comedy with, like, one spooky scene and a talking rat. Right? RIGHT?
Ugh, I need to know what you guys think, please.