Buy a book, study it, don't turn the page until you grasp what's on that page. Write your 'Hello World' program, slowly write more complex programs, preferably not with a GUI. Master the language first, after that, try to make a window with buttons, etc. Don't skip any parts, it might take a few months and you can maybe even show us a command-line game! Once the logic works, try to turn it into a GUI, where you paint things, and catch key-events. Yay! After that the possibilities are endless.
There is no shame in text RPGs. I would totally play it.