I CAN’T DO COMMAS.
I read it. I insert commas when I pause. I publish. I read it again. I pause at the commas. It sounds wrong. I move said commas. I read it again. I update. I check it again. It sounds wrong. The commas are in the wrong place. Again. I can’t do commas.
Do I need to be musical? Am I missing something upstairs? Is it because I’m Mathsey? Can it be learned? Can I get better?
Do I need to just use. Really. Short. Sentences.
Is it linked to a childhood memory of being told off for not using commas? (By the same teacher who told me off when I innocently told her that I was going to write about “monkeys” instead of “swings” when I had been struggling to find “swings” in the dictionary and she wouldn’t help me spell “swings”. Don’t worry, I’m over it.)