I talk a lot about what I call "casual art." By "casual art," I mean art made for fun, without too much worry about whether or not it's going to meet some arbitrary standard. Art is primarily a means of self-expression and communication, and it doesn't have to be perfect to have value.
Some art, of course, we want to polish and put out there to a wider audience for one reason or another, but even that art often won't be perfect at first. Keep in mind that a final piece often goes through some ugly, or at least blatantly clumsy, stages, and it's okay if your own pieces aren't perfect the first time around.
Writers especially need to learn that lesson. I've seen many aspiring writers become impatient and discouraged because their first drafts don't live up to their standards, but here's something they may not realize: Most published works go through a cubic buttload of revisions before you see them, and often the final version bears little or no resemblance to the first.
There are many approaches to get from idea to finished manuscript, and many of us start out with what we call a "discovery draft," which roughly translates to "stuff we spooge out onto the page with little or no idea of what the final form is going to be, just to kind of get the glimmerings of an idea down so that we can go back and make something less hideous of it later, but not anything that could remotely be called by such a lofty term as first draft and OH MY GOD DON'T YOU LOOK AT THAT IT'S NOT EVEN READY FOR CRITIQUE YET I KNOW IT SUCKS OKAY."
Basically, discovery drafts, and other early drafts, are allowed to suck. You'll make it better later, but you have to actually write it first. Or to put it in my friend Kij Johnson's words, "Once it's on the page, it can be fixed."
So in the spirit of encouraging others, here is a little portion of a discovery draft (written at about 4am when I suddenly sat up in bed to hammer out a few paragraphs in like, ten minutes)--unedited, in the exact form I initially wrote it--from a project you'll see published sometime this next year, just so you can see how clumsy these things often are. Read more about Once it's on the page, it can be fixed