It's true. I've said it before and I'll say it again: the first draft SUX.
Stephen King says he never shows anyone his first draft. In Bird by Bird Anne Lamont says her first draft is always crap. Geof Miller (instructor at University of Washington) always told us DARE TO BE BAD. You have to, otherwise you'll never write a word.
I have to keep repeating this because people keep bringing it up and thinking they are doing something wrong. CREATION IS MESSY.
Just GET IT DOWN and tweak with it later. If you were sewing a dress, you'd start with a humougous bolt of material. It doesn't look like anything. But by using your tools and skills (or following instructions if you have no sewing skills), you eventually make a dress. Your first dress might not be a fashion statement, but when it's finally wearable, you'll be proud. And then you'll make another one and it will be even better...
If you want to go on believing that every successful author popped out of the womb fully formed and every time he or she pens a word it emerges perfect and precise... go right ahead. I just don't think it will serve you very much.
One of my students at VFS found this quote from Hemingway, which I think is brilliant:
It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.