|2015 - Year of the Thing
||[Jan. 6th, 2015|07:48 pm]
Tall and Weird
Hi friends! Happy New Year! (Don't forget those capital letters. :P)|
A new year has begun and I survived my 42nd year on the planet. The joys of being 43 haven't yet reached me but I'm sure it's only a matter of time. Life's meant for learning, living, and loving.
That second comma after living is called an Oxford Comma and there's a lot of discussion about it nowadays. Some want to get rid of it and others, like myself, think that it is fine exactly the way it is. I'm sure there are a hundred reasons on either side of the line to either remove or retain it but I think it's a matter of personal preference. The basic rule of it is that if you're listing more than two things to be connected by an 'and' you put a comma before the 'and'. (I'm assuming that the same goes for 'or' but I might be wrong.) I like it - it looks kind of classy. Keep your greedy hands of my bloody Oxford Comma!
Enough of that. In actual news in my writing I'm working on three stories right now - one I'm calling Dragon Territory which is a detective story set in contempory times with the addition of dwarves, elves, dragons, and magic. An elf lies beaten to death by an unknown assailant. Who killed him? The second is called Dirigibles and Submersibles... or that might be the other way around. This one might be one I've mentioned before but I've written some more of this post-apocalyptic steampunk tale of high adventure. The third is still Homecoming! I can't believe I'm not done with this one yet! I know where I want it to go but - right at the pointy of the tale - I'm not sure how to write it all down. Which kind of explains why I've got three on the go.
There's a lady at work I'm attracted to. I flirt and she doesn't seem to mind. But she's a bloody smoker! Big negative points for that. I'll keep you informed of my progress. :P
Ciao friends and I hope your year has started well!