Oh my gosh, I had no clue it was JSB who was dissing the semicolon. Don’t shade the semicolon, man. 😉 I know a lot of romance editors are also against the semicolon and will actually have run-on sentences instead. But I cringe whenever I run into a run-on sentence. It’s a hard cringe too with a lot of shuddering.
I’m so glad to hear you’re breaking rules, Cheryl! Go, you!