Wednesday, 1 November 2017

NaNoWriMo: It begins!

It has begun!
I signed up!
God what a palaver I had signing up too... Here's a tip. Those thingies that ask you to re-enter your email which are supposed to catch typos? 


Or they certainly don't work on the NaNoWriMo site.
Want to know how I know this?

I'll tell you!

I went through the bumpf of adding my details at sign up.
I re-typed my email.
I entered my passwords, twice.
I hit submit and waited for my verification email... And I waited. And waited. And waited some more!
Where was my email?
I got fed up in the end and tried to re-submit but it told me my user name was taken.
So where was my email?!

Well, my computers nice auto-fill feature answered that... I'd added an extra 'a' to my gmail. I'd written @gmaail instead of @gmail but ONLY in the 'type your email box' not in the second box which is supposed to flag discrepancies.

There was no way to sign in and correct my error without verifying my account and I couldn't verify my account because I wasn't getting the email!
What is the point of making people re-type shit if it doesn't matter anyway?!

*bangs head on desk.*

Anyway, in the end, I changed my user name, and ensured my email was typed correctly in both boxes, and got my account set up but it's still annoying me.
My user name is now I Am Emery instead of Emery Nicolson because of that fuck up. 
I'll never be able to claim Emery Nicolson on NaNoWriMo now.

So... Yeah. 
First world problems, I know.
Anyway, that's my rant of the day done!
I'm off to actually start on my word count.

Good luck NaNoers!

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