When one has the burning desire to get out of the box all the way through being a pro in terms of playing guitar, one would just have to meet and greet the electric guitar.
The Electric guitar does the job for rock music and is also largely used in blues, jazz, and pop music. It has to be plugged into an amplifier just so I could work sufficiently. There is no doubt about the fact though that it is not enough to just know the basic components of an electric guitar. One has to take note very well as to how each attributes to getting a fine music out of it.
Since steel rings are rough on the fingers when you are just learning how to play, an acoustic guitar that has a nylon string is a good way to start with. Now given that you have already gotten yourself acquainted with the acoustic guitar, get yourself a tuner and a metronome with the amplifier and start the strumming. Look for a comfortable place to start practicing. You can stay in the living rooms, bed rooms or even in the kitchens. That may not be that easy that is why you have to consider how you are going to hold the electric guitar all throughout the process. Body pains can be inevitable.
Watching videos and reading articles online would be very helpful. Guitar lessons would be nothing though if one does not have a keen observation and thorough ear training. On the other hand, learning the music theory would also hasten your knowledge over playing guitar.
Above all these, take it slow. Some may learn fast, some may not. What is important is that you should never quit trying to learn. The music will always be there no matter how you strum the strings; but only patience would give you the kind of music that would pay off all the hardship. Who knows? You might be the next rock superstar!