My first book is going on PTR soon. It is not an easy decision, especially since my book is not about a particularly popular topic. I have no wolves until the sequel. Thus, the constant plea to delay it. My editor (business manager of sorts) is very understanding and has been giving me the best advice IMHO.
Looking back, I chose the medieval setting because I love the idea of chivalry. It was a time when men were still gallant, respecting women and their honor. It also seemed so natural to put in witches. So, yes, it was really the swords and sorcery format that compelled me to write The Royal Witch. It was a whim, really. I did not even know why I started writing. I have a full-time job and even have three regular content writing clients.
I would certainly not say “no” to extra income, but I also realized I would love for more people to read my work first. In the end, though, it is a business and I am under contract. I am afraid of what the PTR switch will do for my book but I eventually have to click on that Apply for V button.