It might be weird, but I think I’m more fond of the creative process in general, that whole sensation of having a world in your mind with its own life than I am of the actual physical writing process. I like writing in my head, scenes playing out over and over again with tiny variations until I find the perfect result. But actually putting it to the page seems to cheapen it for me somehow, like something vital is lost between my mind and the words on the screen. It’s a weird feeling, I want to write, but writing doesn’t feel as good as thinking about writing.
These days I daydream about writing more than I actually write, but I finished my longest novel yet last year and had a blast with it. It was a modern fantasy that didn’t take itself too seriously so it wasn’t overly taxing to write. I think fantasy is my favourite genre, but I try different things, fiction or poetry. I’ve done supernatural, super hero, modern fantasy and slice of life so far. I agree that writing gets better with practice, a lot of my earlier stuff makes me cringe.
Thanks for the interesting thread topic though, it’s great to hear how other writers tick.