You can do it FS! Wheel building and trueing is not easy. It is a learned talent. Well worth your while to finish. I have built many wheels over the years, and my best tip is to 1st buy a trueing stand. Having a stand encourages you to work on wheels.. 2nd tip: After lacing it up, place it in the true stand and hand tighten(or loosen) all the spoke nips until the rim spins relatively true horizontally and vertically. Make sure every nipple is tightened during this process by HAND with your fingers only until every one is tightened fully and cannot be any further without a spoke wrench..... Once you do this and the rim is fairly true, grab the SPOKE WRENCH and turn every nip one turn all the way around the wheel. Again adjust trueness in the stand by loosening or tightening individual spokes until it spins mostly true again in the stand.(up and down). Repeat the process again by tightening every spoke nip a 1/2 a turn with the wrench, check for general trueness and when running clean, tighten a 1/4 to 1/2 a turn more each spoke all the way around. Do this over and over until tension is reached and the rim spins true. It generally takes one to three full turns total after HAND tightening them. It is really pretty easy. A couple of other mentions is linseed oiling the spoke threads to keep them workable before building, and re-check the spoke tensions after your 1st ride because the spokes will "set" into the hub flange and rim, and if the spokes become loose while riding, you may destroy the wheel. You can do it!!