It's the third day of National Novel Writing Month, and I'm already starting to feel the strain. It used to be easy for me to write 2,000 words a day. Well, let me rephrase: it used to be easier. These days it feels more like work, less like pure pleasure. Don't get me wrong, it's the kind of work that leaves me satisfied. So writing isn't always a downhill journey for me. So sometimes it's an uphill climb. The view from the top, though? Hell, that'll always be worth it.
To celebrate 5000 hard-won words, here's an excerpt of The Assistant, where Nick Kurosawa first meets his future employer, Jacob Umber. I hope you enjoy it!