Try not to get stressed on your first few build. The hard truth is you are going to mess up. Also avoid building with expensive materials at first. I screwed up a lot of truss rod channels. I screwed up a few necks in general. But I have also found procrastination is the worst thing when your new at this(I also lack a lot of free time). The reason being is you forget little tricks you don’t even realised you picked up. Even little stuff like the order you do things. This weekend is a good example, it’s been a few months since I build a neck. Cut the truss rod slot perfect, but since I was so focused on that. I forgot to joint the blank. No big deal, then i go to redo the truss channel depth, and mess it up. Your going to mess up, and luckily repairing them is as much of a lesson as building them.