Breathing life into characters and painting word pictures with settings are some of my favorites. Juggling story lines and keeping a time line are more tedious, but I can't say there is any one aspect that I find dreadful. Deadlines (my own writing schedule, as well as my editor's) can be difficult, especially because I have family responsibilities. And I have other interests besides writing books, which include literary organizations I am involved with, making family scrapbooks, playing the piano, and hiking in the woods or the foothills. I also have a few close friends, so I always want to have time for them.