Welcome Chris to the site. It really can be a wonderful place with a lot of people to help you. Don't be afraid to jump in and converse with us all in the chatter. There are some really great people here and something new to learn from them each day. :) I hope you do enjoy.
Hi and welcome to SOM, here are some starter links to assist you:
Before you do anything like a spell or a ritual in witchcraft you must know how magick work and what is magick
Also I suggest that you have a look at these books
Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunnigham
Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunnigham
The Truth About Witchcraft by Scott Cunnigham
Divination For Beginners by Scott Cunnigham