It is not that I do not chose popular genre, it is that I write it to my interests and knowledge that are niche.
In fantasy, I inject too much history and settings from the places and periods people do not easily recognize, and my characters are too old. My characters also were too reasonable, not dramatic enough.
In romance, I write about every day people, with less recognizable occupations than coffee shoppe employees or CEOs.
I do not feel like I can wish for the people to change, it is more that I wish I either got ideas about high school, and billionaires, etc, or I were a stronger writer in a sense that I could breakthrough my books to the wider audience.
I understand that for Wattpad, I have to cut down on setting and language, and I try, but even after I do my best to simplify, I get the comments about not doing it enough.
What for me creates atmosphere and builds character, and what the writing books suggest (such as establishing the status quo before Hero meets catalyst and starts out on their journey of transformation) reduces appeal of a book on Wattpad.
Basically, I think, for Wattpad, no matter what genre one chooses, one has to write theatrically, in more of a 17-18th century in-your-face theater style, rather than 19th-20th century style of more introspection and subtle hints etc.
I hope to evolve either one way or the other – to hit on a more mainstream plot, or acquire the commercial successful writing style.