Editing seems easy. After all, you take the pages, sit down, and wade through. You have the illusion of being omniscient. The pen flies across the page and the manuscript becomes more brilliant. Sometimes it can be like hitting a wall. Maybe you realize a mass of changes is needed and suddenly you’re plunged back into the trenches of writing.
So, at the end of the day, if you’re using words as your playthings to convey stories, I say editing is writing. Now for the real question. Are writing and editing ever done?