How important is labeling your genre?
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My writing could fit into many categories (or none depending ... ). I am always reluctant when someone asks "What kind of book are you writing?" 

Is it a memoir? Poetic prose? Lyric essay? Prosems (as my friend calls them)?

How important is it to label yourself?

How do you choose that label?

If your writing is somewhere in the middle, how have you made your choices?