I don't write romance. I'm not interested in writing romantic plots at all, at least not now. Yet this thought keeps getting in my way when I'm trying to plot my YA stories. Like, on one hand, to say "so-and-so character is gay" and then not have them in a relationship feels like a meaningless gesture... but on the other hand, it's not like single LGBTQ teens are nonexistent, right?

Does anyone else deal with this? Am I overthinking it? Is this one of those situations where one should stop procrastinating, write the thing, and worry about it later?