3. Aim to Complete a Story a Week.
When you write a series of short stories, it’s a way of sneaking up on writing at novel length. If you can, aim to write a short story a week. This might not be possible for you if you’re new to writing fiction. You’ll need to write several short stories before you start to feel comfortable.
As soon as possible – once you feel as if you can write fiction successfully – create a publication schedule. Your aim is to complete your stories, and publish them. That’s your only goal: to complete stories, and publish them.