This week I've been teaching my boys' English class how to structure and draft/edit a short story. Nothing new in that as I do it very year with this class. But what I noticed this week was the advice I was giving had developed from the last few years.
And I recognised how much I've learned in the past year.
I'm a better writer, with a better understanding of the mechanics of short fiction.
I've still got a ways to go, but it feels great to see personal progress. And oh yeah, I've sold another story since Sunday. That's a great feeling too.