# how do I try: a negative number in try: except: else:

This is the "Extra credit" for the number game. I'm still working on it. It handles an empty string or string ok with the proper message. And it does what I intended. However if I enter a negative number, it just freaks out. How could I get it to handle a negative with an appropriate message?

• btw, I'm sure there's faster or more clever ways to do this...I'm just exploring.
```import random
a = 1
my_guess = input("Pick a number 1 to ~, let the computer guess it: ")
# my_guess = int(my_guess)
# if my_guess < 1:
try:
my_guess = int(my_guess)
except ValueError:
print("ERROR: enter a number ie: 1,2,3...")
# here, after the exception: start the game back at the beginning
else:

b = my_guess
pc_guess = random.randint(a, b)

lose = True
tries = 1
while lose:
print(pc_guess)
if pc_guess < my_guess:
pc_guess += 1
tries += 1
else:
lose = False
print("""
I picked {}. It took {} tries for the computer to guess it.
""".format(my_guess, tries ))
``` ## You can test for a negative number by comparing it with 0.
```    if (my_guess < 0):