You can always convert your logo's text objects to path and manipulate nodes or use path effects. Then there are a lot of free fonts available on graphic design sites. Just download, install and use. If I need something, I just google.
What does the client (or you if it's for you) want? The style has to go with the brand style in general. I suck at drawing by hand but I often draw ideas on paper and sleep over them.
When I think of logos, I first think visually of of the symbolic and color scheme, honestly. Text seems secondary.
It seems like you're suffering from the guilt of working too little. If you can develop a way to put together a design or at least the main idea super fast, nobody needs to know that. Just collect your money for the job that the recipient loves and move on.