I've got yet another beta reader looking at my novel, and in her opinion, it's not romantic suspense, it's literary fiction. I'm afraid she might be right, but I'm not up to rewriting the story to correct that. At this point I just want to be done with the stupid thing. So if it is literary fiction, can a novel like that have a suspense plot? How about romance with a HEA? Does Literary Fiction have to have an esoteric storyline? (Mine doesn't.) Does the language have to be super-duper poetic? (I doubt mine is.) Is anyone on this forum actually writing literary fiction? Or even genre fiction that doesn't fit the typical mold? What audience are you pitching it to, and how? I don't want to deceive potential readers or scare them off, either one. From my experience with my betas, I know the story can be enjoyed by a wide range of ages, sexes, and educational levels. But these days "They" tell you to focus in on a particular demographic for marketing purposes. But which? I'm flailing here. Throwing of life preservers appreciated.