So today, this text-message conversation transpired between Taryn and I:
Taryn: Yay! Also I started writing again. It's so wonderful! Hahahaha.
Kate: Ah, writing...we had a brief tryst back in January, until revisions, the jealous husband, came storming in and took over my life once again.
Taryn: Exactly. I am a fan of divorce in such cases, but what do you do with the kids/interested editors? Luckily, I had none ;).
Kate: Too bad we're both pregnant with editors, and will thus soon have to deal with such things....wow this metaphor is getting disturbing.
Taryn: Yeah we're too young for it.
Kate: Maybe. But I wouldn't object to having an editor....
Taryn: Well let's make a pact -- no abortions.
Kate: Yes, I feel like aborting our editors would put a damper on our potential careers.
Taryn: Okay this has been sufficiently awesome.
Words of wisdom, to be sure. Someday all of you will thank Taryn and I for providing such insightful advice: when attempting to publish a novel, it's always best to avoid aborting your editor.