Writers can’t totally control whether or not their work is published. They can, however, do much to ensure that it is.
They can educate themselves on the art and craft of writing. They can also determine the quantity, quality and variety of what they submit. Managing their time in order to be more productive is something they can do, as well. Networking with authors, editors and others in professional and community organizations for writers is helpful, too. They can take risks by trying new projects and markets. In addition, they can set high-level goals and use effective strategies to reach them. These are all keys to success.