Never give up. The discouragement you are facing may simply be a form of writers block. Let no one convince you that you are wasting you time. Read as much as you can to improve your skill and be patient. A lot of people may not understand you but that is alright. There is a special person for everything. Not everyone can be president, or a police officer or an actor and the same goes for being a writer. They may not understand your passion but what matters is that you have that passion.