So a lot of popular novels I've seen seem to fall within the young adult fiction/romance genre and for an aspiring author who prefers the weird, strange and odd tales of fiction, often loving the works of H.P Lovecraft and Junji Ito, i was wondering if there is a viable audience for strange stories with strange characters. I often times write what i would want to read myself and for fun, but various authors and blogs talk about looking at market demographics to write a successful novel and i was wondering whether or not i should modernise my novel (love triangle, appeal to the younger audience) or just write what i want and hope for a small cult following. My book does have a death match theme to it as i loved the original Battle Royal, Lord of the Flies, Hurricane Gold and it allows plenty of character development to explore nature and various themes, but i honestly dislike cheesy romance and plot armour. Thoughts on this? Thanks!