It is all too easy to become discouraged when something you are excited about and go for does not go the way you thought it would. The easy thing to do in this case is to sink in that discouragement and to give up. BUT…do you really want to do that? Would it make you feel better to give up? No, it wouldn’t. You would end up feeling worse. Trust me, you don’t want to feel worse. You want to feel better.
So how are you going to feel better? Make a list of ideas (brainstorm) you haven’t tried, and try them. You can also employ the assistance of others. Most people love to help. If it is something you really want bad enough, no amount of discouragement will bring you down or make you quit. Very few people get what they strive for over night. They have to work for it through blood, sweat, and tears. They keep trying, Eventually, they find what works for THEM. Keep in mind also, what works for others might not work for you.
When I was writing my first novel, there were times I gave up. BUT, later I went back to it because I wanted it bad enough. I am so glad I did.