Thursday, 15 September 2011

Flying time

How can it be a month since I was last here? What have I done? Not a lot that I can remember.
Work has been a bit stupid because of sickness so that has taken up a lot of my time and energy, plus I have been feeling a bit under the weather so maybe time has flown by without me realising it. Well clearly it has.
I did have a conversation with an editor re the comma which apparently I don't use correctly sometimes. She/he (not sure which because they went by their initials) wanted me to put them where I didn't feel comfortable putting them but hey ho, c'est la vie and all that. In the end I put it down tio the fact that it is an American publication and they might use commas differently.
So that's what I've been getting up to and now I'm off to check what the rest of you have been doing. I've got a tenner that says its been more inetersting than what I've been doing.


Frances Garrood said...

Welcome back, Colette! And if commas are all you have to worry about, then things must be going pretty well writing-wise!

Anonymous said...

Well you won't find out what I've been doing by reading my blog, since I've virtually abandoned it lately. I've been on holiday to Canada, which was very nice.

I wonder if your punctuation issues are related to the Oxford comma? I believe the Americans use it much more than the British do.

Colette McCormick said...

Frances - don't know about that so much - not sold anything recently. But then, I haven't written much so the two things probably go hand in hand.
Captain - I checked the link and now it is all as clear as mud but I think you might be right.

Amanda said...

Yes, where does the time go? And it's good to know I'm in good company not blogging for a month, Colette!
I hope you are fully fit now.

The comma issue sounds very confusing!

Colette McCormick said...

I am pretty much okay now Amanda thanks - just a little bit deaf still but that's getting better now thank goodness. As for the comma issue - it is.

Flowerpot said...

Hope uyou're feeling better now. We've just read Eats Shoots Leaves for our book group - made me think of you!

Colette McCormick said...

I was going to ask if I dare ask why it made you think of me FP but then I remembered that I'd been bleating on about my eternal comma problem so I get it now. I am feeling much better thank you but the ear is not quite right yet.