Well, I've gone and done it. I haven't fully thrown myself into it, but I've decided to target myself at the psychological suspense genre. Technically for novels that's psychological thrillers, but I write short stories and novellas, too, and I've always thought it was awkward calling shorter forms, "thrillers."
I've chosen this for a variety of reasons. My comfort with the form. My comfort with the author culture and fanbase. Some of my writing strengths. And the fact that psychological themes and an air of suspense tend to permeate most of what I write, regardless of genre.
One of the things that still needs to be worked out is... Rose is writing YA fantasy at the moment, and I think that's a really good home for her voice and vision. We have a number of other projects we've scoped out and/or started for us to work on together. What we need to figure out is, if I'm classing myself as psychological suspense and she's classing herself as YA fantasy, how do we want to focus our work together? I'll let you know how that goes!
As I try on these genre shoes for a few days, I'll let you know how that goes, too! If I settle into it well, I will probably re-package my blog a little to emphasize that style.