When I'm asked how a new writer will become published, it's impossible for me to give a specific answer for that person.
The first step is probably checking out YouTube Videos, and looking at videos from all spectrums of the writing world. Check out online and/or local writing groups.
Publishing changes annually, and what might have worked for me once, might not work for me today.
Besides, each person is best suited to an individual path. Strengths and weaknesses are important. What can you do? What are you afraid of doing?
You can't let what you're afraid of doing stand in the way of what you can do. Fear and procrastination may be the two biggest hurdles to seeing a book in print. Or sometimes, it can be just the joy of holding a story close to you while you work on it.
I finished Emilie's story about six months ago, even though I'd started writing it many years ago. I truly enjoyed the process of creating the character, but now I'm happy to add the book to my bookshelf.