Since you're a free to play player, Lion's Arch doesn't open til level 35. Your personal story should pick back up at level 40. Have fun leveling until your personal story marker pops up in the upper righthand corner of the screen.
According to the GuildWars2 Twitter, the login servers are apparently down. This includes the account maintenance pages, so you probably can't create an account...yet! Hopefully they'll be back up soon.