For almost every writer, this is the heart of the process: You cannot be good unless you are first willing to be bad.
This is not only true for the artist; it is true for each project. My work-in-progress, for instance, is currently Mad-Maxing through the badlands. Could it die out there? It could die out there. The coyotes could tear me apart. But it’s the only route to paradise, so I’m willing to take the risk.