I can't say anything better than what Ari posted above.

I wish I could share my critique group with you. The leader of the group has something that moves everyone forward regardless of where they are in their writing skills. It sounds like you're moving forward even if you don't see it.

I'm on year six and I've finally written the last chapter of my book though about half the book still needs final editing. I'm perfectly fine with my progress because every day I feel I write better than the day before. If for some reason this book doesn't garner any interest, I have 2 more books in me at the moment. I don't expect to get rich or even earn a living writing. I have the luxury of a decent job though I do wish I could retire and write full time.

Alright I'm rambling so I'll stop.