Musings —01.10.2013 11:08 PM—
Are you like me, and are you now completely and totally fed up when writers write “here’s the thing” in their prose?
What does it mean, really? “Pay attention to what comes next”? “This next part is what I think is important”? “I’m clearing my throat, in writing”? “Yes, I’m just as pretentious and faddish as everyone else”?
I do it, too, so don’t think that I’m with the angels, on this. But, here’s the thing: I, er, hereby pledge not to do it anymore.