I have a confession to make. I really hate commas. Those little buggers are out to get me, I just know they are. No matter how often I read the rules for comma use, they trip me up in my writing and editing. For some strange reason, my mind refuses to absorb the information. One of the critiquers in Writers World (an FB writing group I belong to) I swear I must drive her bat shit crazy with my wrongful use of commas. She has the patience of a saint when it comes to dealing with my problem. Either I don’t have them where they should be or have them where they should not be. I know it’s enough to drive me up the bloody wall. Before my writing improved, my biggest problem was head hopping. I finally mastered that, and slowly getting the hang of showing not telling. But commas? You would think something so small would be easy to master. Not for this writer. Back to editing. Which is all I seem to be doing lately. Tonight I will again read the rules for comma use and hope some of it sticks with me.
What is your bane when it comes to writing?