Mary Brock Jones
Keep writing - and writing and writing. There are no short cuts. Also, join a writers' group, both physical and online. Nobody understands you quite like another writer, and as a bunch, writers are incredibly supportive of those starting out. I am a member of SpecFicNZ, Romance Writers of New Zealand and Romance Writers of Australia, plus a heap of Facebook groups. I was at a meeting recently, and the overwhelming theme in the room was 'I just can't get into writing at the moment". It's been raining lots here lately, with far too many gloomy, dank days, and I think we were all suffering from the lack of daylight. Well, guess what, after that, I didn't feel such a failure at my miserable word counts, and am back into my story.