Hey Tom, I can already see noticeable improvement happening in here. As others have said, seriously keep hacking away at the reading and studying just like your doing. Ive probably learned more from books than most teachers myself. Keep on moving though, eventually your ideas will become more and more fleshed out. I wish I could give more specific advice on things to study, but as in my own case the more I read the more information began to overlap (a process which continues to happen).