Fiddly punctuation

So, lay and lie have been dealt with – twice as it turns out; a ridiculous semi-colon has been banished; but my over-usage of the ellipsis … must remain and be reined in in the sequel, The Cat’s Miaow. Going over the type-set pdf as opposed to the A4 manuscript, which I was so used to, made every minor flaw jump off the page. This was good and bad – good because I could correct it before it went to print; bad because I tied myself up in knots again wondering how terribly I’d be crucified by the grammar police. Writing – it’s not for the faint-hearted!

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