Hi Paula, like you I rarely get any reaction from forums lol.
Programming bugs can be really tricky to fix, especially when you’re starting, because unless someone physically looks over your shoulder, it is difficult to assess whether the issue is basic syntax error (like that misplaced bracket or that missing semi-colon) or something more serious-but-common (like a limitation from the tool, known bug, etc).
The former are easier to fix - generally something simple to correct - but there are very hard to ask help for, because unless someone physically looks at your code, it can be next to impossible to find the issue.
The latter, while more technical and complex in nature, are actually easier to ask help for because of them being common and thus someone else having very probably posted about it.
The difficulty when starting is you don’t know which is which, making getting help that much harder to come by.
My advise unfortunately is practice, practice, practice, so you can better identify whether you have the simple kind of syntax error that you could easily fix yourself, or something more sinister that will require help.
This may feel like a catch-22 situation - how do I practice if I’m stuck now, and how do I unstuck myself before having practiced - but just do your best, try to disable parts of your code little by little until you have pinpointed the source of the problem (which will take time for beginners (part of the learning process)).
Another alternative is you could try visual scripting too (think Bolt (note 1) or PlayMaker for Unity), as these may prove a more reasonable starting point for some. Other game engines are also geared towards ease of getting started like GameMaker, or even Scratch (from MIT). Similarly, some Unity assets and templates are set-up to get your starting with any code (like Unity’s 2D Game Kit, 3D Game Kit (note 2), etc), so these may prove good starting points too if you’re stuck.
note 1: there is an awesome Bolt course on Udemy by Wilmer Lim, check it out
note 2: there is even a GameDev.tv course to teach you how to use the Unity no-code 3D GameKit to get started with making your game ( https://www.gamedev.tv/p/game-kit-3d )