Even though the m/m stories I've been reading and editing have romance or erotica plots, I think it is important to show the characters doing everyday things, too, and to have another plot or subplot going also, length of story permitting. It's important to humanize the characters. I just think of some of the readers possibly never having in-depth conversations with someone they know is gay, and how reading some of these stories might have an influence on them.
Well, this post turned out to be quite a restrained one. Back to my usual less-restrained commentary on my work in the next few posts.