well, at least you get selected here at medium.
it takes awhile, but considering most would be writers never write, you’re at least that far ahead of the game.
timing and opportunity determine more fates than anything else, well, perhaps persistance gives you a slightly bigger window for lightning to strike.
I have heard that copious reading can be good step to take towards being an actually good writer, learning the natural cadence of words and efficiency of expression, and the beauty of course, much less creating something that is interesting to others.
I suppose adding preparation to the timing and opportunity could help.