I honestly never gave genre much thought when I first started writing. When I was working on Being Human, it was easy. The book was geared toward teenagers and had vampires. Young Adult and Paranormal. Very straight forward.
Then I wrote Snapshots and OMG I had no idea what genre it fit into. Cyc had super powers, but he wasn't a vampire or werewolf. There were sci-fi elements in the story, but only at the very end. It wasn't until someone suggested Speculative Fiction that I had a genre to put the book in––even though I had no idea what the genre was and the definition I looked up felt vague.
I can't seem to write a story that fits neatly into genres. They're a mishmash or there are genre elements only in part of the book. I feel like I'm deceiving by blanketing my books in one or two genres.