Writing offers two contradictory experiences for me personally. On the one hand I find the act meditative and interesting. At the end I have a product of some value, even if only personally. On the other flip of the coin writing requires time and space. Not space in terms of mono-tasking; I can listen to music or workout on a stationary bicycle while writing. It takes up time and space in terms of setting aside the hour of my day that I need in order to accomplish the writing experience.
Students have a variety of experience with regards to writing as well. They vary to great extent and may have equal parts negative and positive associations. As a teacher I need to find ways to help draw out the positive associations while helping students find personalized ways to mineralize the detractions caused by their negative associations.
Perhaps I can start the process with students by sharing my own polarized views of writing and how I cope with them.