I think I might have posted this in another thread but I can't stress it enough to beginners: Rhythm and timing!! Use a metronome, maybe not all the time but when you are alloting specific time to practice, definitely do so. I can't tell you how many guitarists I know that can play lightning fast, much faster than me, but sound absolutely awful because their timing is atrocious.
Also, patience is a must. You mentioned you've been playing for almost 11 months. Trust me man, guitar playing is a lifetime of learning. If you are an avid guitarist your whole life, you'll probably still learn something right up to the moments of your death. 10-11 months is nothing in the grand scheme of things. Never think you are too great to learn more, and never think you are not good enough to try something difficult. Playing guitar is alot like life-it's full of challenges, setbacks, accomplishments, and failures. The ones who persevere are the ones who succeed. Also take moments to aprreciate things you can do that you couldn't a couple moths earlier. You'll be amazed at your progress when you do, and you won't feel so overwhelmed when you look forward to the things you can't do yet.
Lastly, this is my one pet peeve. Guitar is NOT about who can play the fastest! The point of soloing is to leave the listener feeling that your solo had a purpose in the song. Sometimes delivering that message requires alot of speed, but sometimes it doesn't. BB King's theory about speaking through your instrument transcends all music styles, not just blues. Try and reocrd yourself practicing leads over rhythms if possible and listen closely to them. Ask yourself if that solo "fit", if it is something people will remember or is it just a solo because you wanted to show off some chops. Some of the most poignant solos in the history of music are extremely slow, but man do they get the point across.
Oops, one last thing which has always been my mistake. Get over your fears! Put yourself out their and let other people hear your gift. If someone cracks you over the head with a tomato, make some grvy and com back stronger next time!!! Good luck!!