Write. That's the most important part. If you don't finish that story, you won't know what possibilities await. First finish that draft then go from there. Learn and grow as a writer. There's a lot of advice out there, but remember to do what works for you. No two authors are the same. Find your voice, what makes you unique. Practice. Practice some more. And keep at it. It's hard work, but if you're passionate about it, it will show in your writing.