Thanks to everyone who gave me tips and advices for learning all the fretboard notes, now I can track notes. Obviously not as fast as someone who has been doing it for months or years, but I can tell what I'm playing and recognize scales, chords, 7ths, minors, etc..
Took a bit of a break for the holidays. I was playing a lot leading up to the beginning of December with a cover group. I'm out! Doing my own thing for a while. Going to try to write 52 songs in 52 weeks. It will be terrible, at least in the beginning but I expect I will get better after 52 attempts at good song writing.