In my experience it is always hard to start as fresh.
You need to be someone first, to gain people's attention.
Just like the very basic in any storytelling. Make the readers care for your characters and they will follow the story.
That same thing goes for you as the author. Make us care for you and we will gladly see what you come up with.
I too have a story under work. But I try to make side works and other stuff in the community and beyond to let people know I’m here.
Now and then I tell about the very big project I’m working on and even have a webpage where you can follow the progress.
And if I have done my job right, you already know me and what I’m known for and what big series I’m working hard on.
And if not? I hope that you are curious and want to find out.
I wish you all success and good luck.