November came and went, and I have nothing to show for it. No next Great Asian-American novel was written, and in its place is instead a meager competence at playing Starcraft II, where anonymous Koreans pummel me and teenagers openly mock me. Awesome. Encouraging emails from NaNoWriMo were directed unread to the trash can. Blog neglected. When I actually started watching webcasts of professional Starcraft matches, I knew I was in trouble.