I wrote a short story when I was 15 which was intended as a serious, yet fantasy children's book. I got it printed and gave to friends who all praised it and urged me to do something more with it. 8 years later I have chosen to re-write it but instead do it as a novel and for an adult audience. However every book I have read has had at least an element of romance within it to keep the story going even when there are dull parts, which my book does not have. I have written what I think is a strong beginning and I have a good idea of where I would like to go with it however I am really struggling to get there. My basic plot without giving to much away is: a very spoilt famous musician is feeling lethargic and in a slump. He is no longer enjoying his career and finds it very meaningless. He decides to travel and do some charity work much to his managers disapproval. He gets to one village who have very little in the way of resources, their children are dying very young and the adults are starving. He plants an apple tree the lucky seeds from the tree in his parents garden. The luck part is that the fruit grants wishes and it very quickly gets out of hand and he has to cut down the tree causing all the wishes granted to be reversed which results in a disastrous consequence for one particular woman. Would an adult audience even be interested in a story like this? What can I do to move it away from a childs story and into a more adult book?