Relax man, don't start off by saying you're not cut out to be a brewer just because you're not flying from the get-go. It'll be cool, just give it some time. First off, http://www.howtobrew.com
. Read through the first section, and you'll be well on your way to rocking socks off!
Secondly, to determine what went wrong, it'll help if you post the recipe you followed, because otherwise it's very hard to see where something may not be 100% squared away.
You'll get it man, you've got an awesome community of brewers at your back here! I'm still a n00b too, and this site has been an immense help!