May 14, 2013 by Kira Lyn Blue
Lately I’ve been having so much fun working on my second book, that I’ve been slacking a bit on blog posts. I’d apologize, but I’m not sorry. When the Muse gets in her zone and the words flow, I’d be an idiot to say, “Whoa, hold up there, chief! We need to blog today!”
And since the Muse is, even now, tugging on my ears and demanding I get back to Toni, I give you:
- WordPress is weird– I awoke this morning to find that the top search for my blog is “characters off of the squirrel holmes.” Alrighty then.
- Commas in series– One thing that’s been driving me nuts about some of the feedback I’m getting on my manuscript is how many people have said, “Hey Kira, you need to remove the comma before and when you write series.” No. That’s a Grumpy Cat no. I know that more recent schools of thought have writers removing that comma, but I will not give it up until you pry it from my cold, dead fingers. I’m unrepentantly old school on this punctuation point and will happily refer to my 1996 edition of the Little, Brown Handbook to back me up.
- My house has a new roof bequeathed to us by Mother Nature’s sending of a nasty hail storm and one very unhappy insurance agent who is apparently having to replace every roof in my neighborhood. Yay for free roofs!
- I have a new earworm. It’s an utterly ridiculous song, but it’s fun and catchy and the music video has a grown man in Batman footie pajamas and a Davy Crockett cap. Epic Win! Warning: Video contains language you won’t want your toddler repeating.
And now I want to hit the thrift stores. Come on squirrels! It’s shopping time!