For a supposed 'writer' I don't really like writing very much. It's much the same attitude I have toward painting or any of the arts, for that matter. They are work, chores that must be performed to communicate (and help sort out!) what's in the head and heart.
The corollary to this is that I tend to labor over my words/brush strokes/whatever. Or perhaps that's why it seems like a chore! :) The satisfaction is in the finished product, rather than the process. And, of course, I am a terrible perfectionist which doesn't help matters much.
It seems recording is much the same. It can be hard to get myself into the studio and get to work. Fear of failure? Well, maybe some, but mostly I just know it will be hard labor for a really demanding boss. That being myself, naturally.
Maybe I should unionize...