You have a story, but do not have the tools? Research and learn. Aim to improve your craft.
I think the tenor of my life changed with the advent of the Iranian revolution, when as a ten year old I lost the exuberance of childhood and the warmth of my loved ones.
As an aspiring author, you will have some good days, some bad and some very bad days.
Take a walk in the quiet woods, or listen to the cascade lilt, or simply stare at the fresh foliage. You will discover newer ways of expressing yourself. A writing retreat is one of the best places to speak to your soul.
An old saying states that a good review makes or mars a book.
Write well if you are a genius, write it right, if you want to be gem of a genius.