As a writer you’ve done all the right things; entered contests, taken writing classes, got on the blog bandwagon, stay updated on the latest trends in publishing, organized your research ideas, read-always read and write everyday.  It’s helpful to have your own scorecard of where you have been and where you hope to go; keep it in a journal, plaster it on the wall next to your desk or keep it on your computer-the ways are endless.  It may not seem like much but the power of visualization on your writing journey will do more for your personal physiology than you will ever tangibly be able to measure.  LA Carlson