“. . . our relationship was like a Word document that we were writing and editing together, or a long private joke which nobody else could understand.” ~
I, for one, cannot say that writing or editing could ever be construed as a “joke” – private or not. But, this approach most definitely seems far more rewarding than what some of us, writers and editors, go through in the often grueling process of modifying a manuscript toward clarity, coherence and cohesiveness.