Why do I write genre fiction? Simple. I lack the wherewithal to write non-fiction.
Why genre fiction? Uhm, that's kind of the only option. Believe it or not, "literary fiction" is a term used by publishers, academics, and critics. Novelists who put that noxious label on their work are dragged into a dark chasm and bitch-slapped by a horde of goblins.
Oh, KAK, "literary fiction" is deep.
It's thought-provoking. It's layered. It's lyrical. It's ...
You don't want to know what hunts readers who profess to read only "literary fiction." ~shudder~