Have you ever considered publishing a book, a short story or an article?
If so, excellent. You may have already tried writing a quality piece of text, whether it was scientific research, a poem or a short story. You have, probably, discovered that good writing requires cohesiveness, time, proofreading and overall dedication.
The next step after writing the manuscript can be its publication, which, depending on what you are writing, can be nearly as time-consuming as the writing itself. However, it is not a reason to give up. On the contrary, many talented authors have gone through this and have succeeded. Therefore, you can too if only you persist with good cheer (as they did too).
You may have heard the famous quote by Thomas Edison,
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
In publishing, sometimes it happens that the author needs to try multiple times before the right outcome presents itself. Therefore, the true first steps for successfully publishing of your work is to be prepared to work on. After all, to paraphrase Prof. William James from Harvard, if an author keeps faithfully busy each hour of the working day, s/he may safely leave the final result to itself; s/he, can with perfect certainty, count on waking up some fine morning to find herself/himself one of the competent ones of his generation, in whatever pursuit s/he may have singled out.