The great Yogi Berra once said, "Baseball is ninety percent mental, and the other half is physical."
I think something similar could be said about writing. "Writing is ninety percent mental, the other half is hard work."
I think I have some ADD tendencies. I don't say that lightly. My mom has long known of this tendency. When I was in labor with my son she remarked upon it. (My daughter was an emergency c-section with no labor, so I didn't experience real labor in childbirth until my second child.)
Deep in the throes of induced labor and nearing the delivery, she said to me, "I think we've finally found something that takes all your attention."
Aside from childbirth, there are two things that take all my attention. Reading and writing. I think, because reading was one of the things in my childhood that could hold my attention, I gravitated toward it. I read voraciously, sinking into make-believe worlds that captured me completely.
When I started writing stories myself, I found the same complete absorption. When I sink into my fictional world, everything around me disappears.
But, the creation part, the sinking into the fictional dream, isn't all there is to writing. There's another part, the part that is plain, roll-your-sleeves-up, spit-on-your-hands, and dig-in hard work. The learning of the craft. The wrestling with knotted plots. The writing classes, workshops, how-to books, rounds of edits, and striving to get better.
Fortunately, in addition to a bit of ADD, I also have a passion for learning new things and conquering some new mountains.
Writing, for me, is the best of both worlds and plays into two really strong personality traits I have.
What about writing fits your personality?