I do a lot of editing on stories I wrote. Recently, I noticed that I haven’t written anything new for a long time. Is editing the same as new writing?
I think it depends on the editing. Some of the changes to what I wrote are just like writing something new. The finished project does not look like anything I started off with. Of course, that’s not saying anything good about what I initially wrote.
Some writers are good at writing something new and others are better at editing. When writing new stories, some of it needs a lot of editing and others not. None of this really matters (however).
All stories go through the same process of starting with an idea, becoming new writing, and entering the editing stage until the writer achieves a finished product. It matters more that something is written that communicates successfully what the writer meant to say.