The dream of becoming a writer is a very common one in the world. If you write good books, you would be at the very pinnacle of the intellectual elite. You would get a level of respect that you might never have dreamed of and what’s more is that you would get the chance to earn a lot of money in the process as well which is often a big factor in the reason why people want to become a writer in the first place all in all.
That said, you can’t just write a novel and expect it to be published immediately. Rather, you’d need to start small with something like a guest post here or there. It’s also highly recommended that you try to write a few short stories too. These stories will display your writing chops and allow you to get published. Magazines and other publications never hesitate to publish a short story, so you would have an easier time getting published if you focus on short stories at the very start of the literary career that you might be trying to establish at any given point in time.
Now, you might not want to write short stories. Your writing style might be better suited to long form writing, but this doesn’t mean that short stories would not be a good option for you. They can allow you to build a reputation for yourself and earn a decent amount of money in the process, and what’s more is that a big publishing house would be a lot more likely to sign you if they see that you have already published a few of your short stories in prestigious magazines.