So I now own an intro-to-archery set and am, indeed, learning the basics. That is, indeed, my little arrow hitting the bullseye area, but, so far, I've only hit the center once. Zing!
Where this woodsy adventure with a compound bow will lead me remains to be seen. For now I'm perfectly content trying to hit paper targets and locating the arrows that land in the high grass.
I did come across this article offering shooting tips - more geared toward bowhunters, but the suggestions are useful for Legolas wannabes.