If you will commit to writing 100 stories, I can PROMISE you that you’ll publish long before you get there. Give yourself room to make mistakes. The “Machine” is: write a story a week or every other week. Read 10X as much as you write. Finish what you write. Put them in the mail and keep them there. Keep going until you are publishing regularly! It seriously works, and will take 1-4 years depending on how fast you write.