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So, I’ve been told I have to get serious about editing down Reason to Be until it’s at least under 100,000 words. Sadly, that means that the entire Maggie subplot is going to have to go (which causes its own problems, of course). The bulk of what used to be chapter 7 will now no longer be in the book. …

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Reason to Be | The first 500 words

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Here are the first 500 words of my novel Reason to Be, now in draft 3 (officially).   I remember the first time I saw Diana. I still see her, even now, when I close my eyes, the afterimage of a dream. I remember the way her long, dark hair flowed around her face when she threw her arms around …