And so it goes. 

And so it goes. 

Words about stuff about words. 

Love is Love

Some publishers who've read OUT think it's politically a hot potato. They're afraid that people won't like it because it's a "message" book. But I want to clear something up: the only message here is that love is love. 

Sure, I guess you could say that by its nature the book promotes marriage equality. I won't deny that. But at the core, the story is about two people, Chris and Carmen, a Perpendicular couple who fall in love accidentally. They aren't out to change the world, at least not at first. In fact, because their world forbids opposite-sex couples, they try to avoid their feelings for a time. But as it is for most people in love, that just doesn't work. They ultimately have to admit their feelings, no matter what the consequences, because to deny those feelings means living a lie. I guess people do that every day in one way or another, but I wanted better for my characters and my world. 

That's the message, if there is one. Live in your truth, no matter what it is. Apologize to no one. Love the person you love, forcefully, with abandon. 

And this is, I guess, the message I've been given from the Universe, the Great Spirit, the Goddess, God, the Infinite Mystery. Live your truth. Even though mainstream publishers have told me that nobody wants to read LGBT fiction, and that no one especially wants to read LGBT fiction from a male perspective, I'm going to do it anyway because I believe in this book. I believe in these people. I have faith in the love I feel for this project. 

And that's the truth. 

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