My writing career is different than it was last year.
One year ago:
I did not know how to blog.
I was struggling to find a system--for my office, for my writing, for submitting.
I had only just begun to write and submit articles (my first article was submitted June 1, 2008).
I hold myself to a higher standard.
I query more, get paid more and respect myself as an able writer.
I write more and prepare less.
I enjoy the possibilities of a developing platform.
I will be amazed at how far my journey has taken me, just as I am today.
Take a moment to reflect upon your achievements and enjoy the realization that hard work pays off with time. You deserve a pat on the back!