It will be some time before I can say with any real confidence that I have mastered bends and pull-offs, but it was certainly a major breakthrough for me to put these things into practice. Working them into 20th Century Boy is particularly pleasing. Makes me feel like a proper player!
And Jenna’s idea of ending with a win is a great approach. It helps with my confidence and makes me want to play as much as possible.
I still have difficulty with fretting - just getting my fingers spread without deadening the strings. What helps most with this is proper placement of my thumb on the fretting hand. And as we all know, everything gets better with practice, so with that in mind I am now storing my guitar in my lounge where it is more easily accessible, so that every day I will play a little more.