Progress is revealed in my Wizzley authors' spreadsheet. Things like that are too hard to discern, when you're living it.
There's a huge element of not seeing the wood for the trees, but there's much more to it.
Time is always a factor for an online writer. Yet memory blunts and warps the facts. We forget how slowly everything moved at the beginning, when we're two or three years on, and all has long since sped up.
My spreadsheet never forgets. One click takes me back to the start. My morale rises along that upwards line towards the present day. I see how far I've come. I may predict how far I'll go.
I read my notes and trace the patterns. They point the way forward - secret knowledge known only to me; an edge in this game that sometimes looks like a career - in key facts recorded over time by me. Now acting as signposts for the future.
I'd be lost without my online writers' spreadsheet. Hopefully it'll help you blaze your own trails too.