There really hasn't been a whole lot going on, other than my serious consideration of giving up steno. However, I talked to a few people and realized that it was out of a fear of failure rather than actually disliking the program. I'm my harshest critic, and I expect a lot from myself. Sometimes too much. So I took a step back, took a breath, and decided to stick with it.
So far, it's paying off. I'm pretty sure I passed my second and final literary take today. But I won't go counting chicks. Or eggs. Or whatever. :)