I don’t really have a genre that I write in, and that seems to be not quite the thing to do if you want to be a published author. Of the four books I have written, the genres have been – urban fantasy, thriller, coming of age drama and mystery.
Of those four, I will eventually pursue mystery. I also have one novel I would quite like to write which is more a comedy.
I think I am more pulled towards story than I am actual genre. That’s how I ended up writing an urban fantasy. I don’t read urban fantasy, or any kind of fantasy, really. I just wrote the story and then later on, I discovered what the genre was.
Thriller and mystery is more my thing, and I think the two of them have a nice symbiosis. Here is a nice link if you’re interested in what the difference is between them.
As for comedy, I did try that and it ended up being a high jinx caper. Which I ended up rewriting and it became the coming of age drama. But the part of the story that was the high jinx caper, that’s definitely on the back burner for another day.
My own favorite genre is literary. But I don’t write it. It’s too hard, to be honest. I have tried, and might try again. You need to have a lot more confidence, I feel, and I am not quite there just yet.