You are solo mining. So you have to gamble somewhat on luck to get a coin. It depends on your overall hashrate. Witch 1000 Sol/s hashing power it takes around 2,5 to 3 weaks with the current difficulty to get some cash.
If you do pool mining, you get reward for each share you commit to the pool.
You have to install/use a miner software like Claymores miner, Silentarmy or Optiminer. Claymore has been the most stable tool as it did not crash my graphic cards once. While Optiminer crashes some cards while mining, and Silentarmy (while still stable) does not offer a high hashrate as the other two.
Just follow the instructions on each Github page on how to use a miner. Keep in mind that you need a pool where you have to register / set up your wallet. I use https://zec.suprnova.cc/ but there are a whole bunch out there. Just look in the forums here.
I stopped my rig, changed .conf parameter to gen=0 and started the rig again ... waited about 10 minutes, the CPU never went above 2% ... stopped my rig, changed .conf parameter to gen=1 ... and the CPU still does not go above 2%. Thanks for your help ... any other ideas?