There must be something very simple wrong here because the process is just 1,2,3.
You have created your account
So you pick a title for your Hub and the system accepts the title you have selected,
You must add some tags that describe it.
So next you click continue the two prescribed content pages
So now the hub is created and you are at the content stage
Create the content capsules of your choice (Text, photo, products, comments, etc.) and fill them with whatever you’d like.
Publish. So now the hub may not publish if ;-
there is not enough content
or if it is duplicate content which appears elsewhere on the web
or if it contravenes Hubpages rules in some other way
So to recap
log into your account, you will see a list of your hubs
on the right if it is not published there will just be - instead of date
on the left if you click on Edit this will take you direct to edit mode
Really only two things can happen now
1. you press the publish now and it is published
2 you hit the publish now and nothing happens
If it is no 2 ...nothing happens.... you need to go to this page and ask for assistance from Hubpages Staff http://hubpages.com/email/help/