David Bayles and Ted Orland in Art and Fear describe is phenomenon:
The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups.
All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, all those on the right solely on its quality.
His procedure was simple: on the final day of class he would bring in his bathroom scales and weigh the work of the “quantity” group: 50 pounds of pots rated an “A”, 40 pounds a “B”, and so on.
Those being graded on “quality”, however, needed to produce only one pot — albeit a perfect one — to get an “A”.
Well, came grading time and a curious fact emerged: the works of highest quality were all produced by the group being graded for quantity.
It seems that while the “quantity” group was busily churning out piles of work—and learning from their mistakes — the “quality” group had sat theorizing about perfection, and in the end had little more to show for their efforts than grandiose theories and a pile of dead clay.
Quality is a destination not a path. It describes a state of being. So how can you create quality if you have no idea how? By creating a huge volume of work, you develop the skills necessary to produce quality. Another way to look at it is that quality is a by-product of quantity. So create quantity. Churn out whatever you create. I am sure you will see your quality improve.
A great article which highlights this subject.