For me it’s the first draft. Getting the words on paper. The story is in my brain, but getting it out is the challenge. I write some words and realize it doesn’t really say what is going on. I’m a pacer so I get up and walk around. Some days I only get a hundred words out. I try little tricks. Write only the dialog; then come back later and fill in the in-between parts. Add notes about what happens and go on with plans to rewrite later. But once I get it roughed in, I embrace the rewriting. I can over and over the same thing until it sounds just the way I like.
What do you like... or don't like about writing?