Sometimes, we just have to find our place.
I have always loved actor Hugh Laurie as the character House. Everything about him fits his character; his looks, his voice, even the way he cocks his head. He just fits. When I saw him in an older movie as a different type of character, I couldn't place him. He's a good actor, but with the show House he's found the perfect niche for himself.
This is like our voices. Once we master craft and storytelling, I think there will be a genre in which our voices shine. I know of two writers who were midlist mult-pubbed authors. Then they each tried writing a thriller. They're both bestsellers now. I know of another writer who wanted to write suspense, but didn't really break out until she embraced her inner comedian.
Sometimes we need to make sure we've found the right fit for our unique writer's Voice.
What do you think about this? Are there authors who seem to write better in one genre than in another? Has anyone ever said that you write a certain genre or tone well?