The agony of crafting good prose can be excruciating. So if my own writing suffers from mediocrity, be comforted that no writers were hurt in the process.
Writers in garrets slaving away over ancient typewriters long into the night fuelled by hard liquor is an outdated characterisation. Some writers still write their drafts in pen or pencil, whilst the majority find it easier to edit their work on electronic devices. Alcohol is optional, but one or two of the new bloods still partake.
Get the words on the page! That’s the experts’ advice. You can then redraft endlessly until it looks like something you wouldn’t mind sharing…I’m not redrafting this though.