Editing is manipulation and sometimes you have to manipulate yourself in order to edit.
When we edit there are many forms of manipulation used in order to get the draft twisted into our desired results. Whether it is changing characters, scenery or even down to the specifics of sentence structure and punctuation, during the process we are manipulating the draft in order to get the finished product.
Editing is manipulation and I made need to manipulate myself in order to get it done.
How do you manipulate your novel?