I had a story about a 40+ age woman who kicked younger sassy rivals to the curb in the matriarchal society. I thought it was awesome, but it failed hard. I had someone look at it, and call it too niche, despite them liking the character and the world. They advised to reboot it as YA/NA or epic fantasy.
I want to do that, starting the story with the MC being 16, and adding a lot of epic adventures prior to the wrap up (the original story).
Do I rename the story, and put it in the different category to do the reboot, or do I add the chapters in front of the old novella as I complete the parts? Or keep the title & start over?
Does simply changing the character’s age while working in the world that had failed (i.e. matriarchal society) make sense? Or do both of those parameters make the story niche, and the whole thing should be abandoned?