I think it's easy for a writer at any level to get caught up in all of the other gobbledygook that goes with getting something published which, by the way, often includes your heart, soul, blood, sweat, tears and sometimes an appendage.
This weekend I remembered when I used to write stories like nobody was watching. Those were the days. There's something to be said for writing for yourself, for the pure joy of it. I think that's the way every story, poem, novella, memoir, song, script, fortune cookie, etc. should be written.
Need more convincing? Watch and learn from this little girl.