I have been hard at work revising and editing what I hope is the last iteration of my work in progress. I admit, after a few hours each night, exhausted and "overcaffeinated," I almost feel like I have had enough and I am just a hair from looking at writing (or, rather, revising) as a chore.
But when I read what I revised and see how much better it is in terms of structure and depth, the frustrations sort of melt away. Thus, my least favorite and most frustrating part of writing is revisions (or, most specifically, the final revision).
Starting a new work used to be my least favorite - that first sentence became an obsession and had to be perfect. Once it was "done," as if the dam had broken and it all came flowing.
And now, that first sentence of a new work is one of my favorite parts. I love to agonize over it, looking for the right balance of words, creating the right first impression. It's fun, exciting, challenging. Just writing a whole new work is like opening up a new world. Love it.
How about you? What is your favorite part (or least favorite part) of writing?