Onion skins are God's gift to animators. I played around with the program and finally figured out how to draw on each frame instead of just altering objects.
And after I discovered the onion skins, this got a LOT easier.
So I tried the bouncing ball again to test it out:
Yeah, it's rough and I understand, but I'm actually proud of this one.
I'm gonna play with this a lot more from here on out.