They are the bane to my existence as I write this story. Obviously, I have had issues with proper usage of them. Believe me, I've received a number of comments about this issue and all have had the exact same tip for figuring out what to use when. Actually, I found the fact that I got so many comments with the same tip for fixing the problem pretty amusing. Rest easy, I'm doing my best to get the problem fixed in the currently posted chapters and will work my damnedest to prevent falling back into the same mistakes with my future chapters.
Speaking of future chapters...
I've finished up chapter 10. I told one of you that commented on it that a certain issue would be resolved/come-to-light(you know who you are :) ). Unfortunately, or fortunately (depends on how you look at it), the chapter went in a completely unplanned direction as I was writing it. For y'all, I don't know when it'll be posted as I want to get my assinine mistakes fixed first. Maybe by this coming weekend. Maybe.
Thanks again for reading and commenting!