After reviewing the proof of Luna Black, which will be published in Pill Hill Press's Fem-Fangs anthology in October, I realised that lately I've been going comma crazy. Literally. The editor had removed 40 commas from my manuscript. 40! There were two or three I didn't agree with, but even so that left 37.
Now the editor has infinitely more experience than I and I can clearly see that there were commas that were simply not needed, but since when did I become so obsessed with commas? Has a comma laid lots of comma creatures in my head and even now they are slowly infesting my brain with millions of their comma babies?
What should I do? What would you do? Will I ever be able to look at my comma laptop key in the same way again? Are you obsessed with commas? Or are semicolons or apostrophes your vice?