The nightmares and mysteries of editing! You think you have used a fine-toothed comb and what do you find? Those dreaded errors, some you are certain you didn’t have.
How about leaving out the ‘r’ in Kryptonite? I looked it up to make sure I wouldn’t dishonor Superman’s home planet or his ultimate natural weakness. Then I slowly typed it in and looked at it several times. I know it was correct. I don’t know how it got lost. Maybe it becomes a completely different and harmless substance without that ‘r’ and the superpowers of the universe removed it as an act of respect for that incredible man of steel.
So here’s something I didn’t know until I published; my publishing company can still make corrections. I only have to submit what needs changed and then take it off the market a short time. Voila! Errors fixed.
So, don’t let those pesky little letters, italics, or annoying commas distract you from tales you are reading. Enjoy them! If you do, let the author know; a sentence, a paragraph, a really nice review, all are like a standing ovation and encore at a performance. Performers are not the only applause junkies.