Specialization Versus Versatility

So, my writer friends, I'm curious as to what genre you write. Do you write in one genre or do you experiment?

I myself write pretty much solely literary fiction. I have never written and never plan to write anything in the following: young adult, harlequin romance, fantasy, or historical. They are just not my thing, you know.

But lately I've been thinking about trying out a new genre, just writing a short story to get a little taste. I'm always up for a new adventure. A couple of years ago, I started writing a sort of science fiction romance story (time travel, not aliens, and true love, not erotica) but I didn't get very far. It seemed promising, but the thick plot with all that time travel was too much for me at the time. I am definitely going to work on it and finish it because I think my idea is brilliant (modest, I know) but probably not any time soon.

That's the only place I've gone outside of literary fiction, and it wasn't that far of a journey. What I'm really trying to say here is that genre really doesn't matter much to me when I write, or when I read for that matter (although I'm really not a fan of fantasy). I write whatever I feel like writing and don't try to define it until I'm done.

It just happens to almost always turn out to be literary...

Peace, Aimee