Since starting this venture into the writing world, Robin and I have found out a couple of different things. Writing action sequences while giggling over dirty jokes is harder than one might think, wine and coffee can actually sustain you through any writer's block, chocolate might actually be essential for the editing process, and there are a whole lot of people out there who are passionate about the same things we are.
As a gay couple, as writers, hell, as human beings, Robin and I feel it's our responsibility to take any platform we're given and use it to raise awareness and understanding for causes that are closest to our hearts. Which is why we're so excited about Hop Against Homophobia.
May 17th - 20th, starting on the International Day Against Homophobia, we're going to be participating in a massive, M/M themed blog hop. There's over 140 m/m authors, publishers, and reviewers signed up so far and I'm sure the list will just keep growing.
There'll be giveaways galore, which we all love, but most importantly there'll be some awesome awareness and discussion about the face of the m/m community. The best response to hatred, to ignorance, is information and openness. I sincerely hope that everyone who loves this genre, who feels passionately about this cause, will participate.
Also, free stuff! Can't go wrong with that.
More details to come.