I'm at war with semi-colons.
I use them instead of periods or commas. Heck, I use them just because (and that it's easy to type them).
I didn't realize it was an issue until I started getting my partial corrected and ready to send out. I realized, I had a love affair, no..an addiction to the dratted semi-colon.
I think in twelve pages I used about twenty. I am not kidding.
I also found out, I liked the word "was" way too much.
What is wrong with me? I thought I could write coherently, but apparently when I am in the throes of trying to get it all on paper, I just forget all sorts of rules.
That's why there is editing, more editing, peer review....and another edit or two.
It is quite humbling.
What do you wrestle with? What bothers you the most when you write? Is it commas? Semi-colons? Is it mostly grammar? Story? or a mix of both?