Playing up and down the scale is not soloing persay, but it's a start. What I would work on is being able to play cleanly; that is, without any of the other strings ringing out.
I wouldnt use the word suck because that is the one thing you dont want to hear. Its the kind of thing that makes you want to quit guitar. stay with it
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I agree with every1 that posted. Every1 starts sumwhere. Ppl will suck, but with more practice, u will get better. Wow i felt like a guru when I said that lol.
Ibanez RG4EX1
Epiphone SG w/EMG's

Peavey Windsor Head w/ JSX Cab
MicroCube (for the sake of practice at college)

Pedals :
Fulltone Full Drive 2 Mosfet
Digitech Whammy
Dunlop Crybaby