I first read those words years ago, so long ago that I don’t even remember where I read them, but they make for a pretty good mantra.
If you feel like what you’re writing is pure shite, that’s fine. First drafts are just where we get the ideas down. Pretty comes later. Everything can be fixed in revisions.*
Say it with me.
*And if you’re saying, but no, I have NO IDEA how to fix things in revisions, then here are two books I found to be useful – one from a story-telling perspective, and the other for nuts and bolts of readable prose.