I think sometimes that silence is the best option.
Really though, it was my own failure that discouraged me. I came in trying to write, wanting to write, and I failed.
But tomorrow is another day.
In the meantime, let's ask an old Irishman to weigh in:
"Youth has an end: the end is here. It will never be. You know that well. What then? Write it, damn you, write it! What else are you good for?" (James Joyce)