Do you know when you’ve gotten better at writing?
Sure, if you’re published you could look at sale numbers, but that’s not he same thing as getting better. That’s getting more popular.
Anyway, three days a week I go to quad speed skate practice. I used to be one the slowest. Well, the coach doesn’t say slow. We line up fast-to-fastest.
Recently I got to move in the line to closer to the middle. The other night, a skater who used to pass me couldn’t.
I was so happy. Such a feeling–a year of three-days-a-week practice, and now I’m faster. I can feel it. Others can see it. I hit the curves and feel happy.
Next year I’ll compete in Nationals. I doubt I can beat women who’ve been skating for years, but it will be an experience. Over 40 and competing in Nationals!
Writing though…I write and write and write…am I better? Must be. Right?
How do you measure that? How can you see it?
And what do you do in life in which you can measure your progress?