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Weekend Writing Warrior – 11/15/15

Posted on Nov 15, 2015 by Maggie Wells   14 Comments | Posted in Blog

I messed up last week and forgot to set the time on my scheduled post, so I got bumped. πŸ™ I posted later, but in case you missed it, I shared this little tidbit of news before I got started:

Big News! Remember the story I was sharing about the college football coach and the women’s basketball coach? It sold!!! FULL COURT PRESS (and two more in the Wolcott Warrior series) will be coming from Samhain Publishing in 2016-2017!

For now, here’s another taste of my current WIP, LOVE AND ROCKETS (Coastal Heat #3 – October 2016). This is the story of a rocket scientist who falls in love with a hardworking single mom and her brainy daughter.


β€œI did not, nor was I even thinking about touching your child in any way.”
“Maybe you’d be better off talking to a girl your own age.”

He stared down at her, trying to wrap his mind around the turn the evening had taken. While he and Darla had been a couple years apart in school and were never anything close to friends, he’d always been friendly when he saw her at The Pit. He said please and thank you, rarely asked for anything more demanding than an extra cup of sauce, and always over-tipped. In short, he had no Earthly idea why she took one look at him tonight and leaped directly to the worst possible conclusion. And he didn’t know what to say to her other than what he said every time he waved goodbye to her at the barbecue joint.

β€œI have to go. See you, Darla. Have a nice day.”


That’s all from me this week. Be sure to check out all of this weekend’s Weekend Writing Warrior posts!


14 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warrior – 11/15/15"

  1. Comment by Author Charmaine Gordon
    November 15, 2015 at 8:28 am  

    Terrific news about your books. I’m not surprised though. You write so well. This one looks promising.

  2. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    November 15, 2015 at 8:57 am  

    I never get tired of celebrating this awesome news! Congrats once again, my friend! And this was a fabulous excerpt too! πŸ™‚

  3. Comment by Eleri Stone
    November 15, 2015 at 10:48 am  

    Congratulations!!! And poor baffled rocket scientist, poor worried mama:(

  4. Comment by Gemma Parkes
    November 15, 2015 at 11:28 am  

    Congratulations! Unfortunately your snippet is a sign of the times, very realistic!

  5. Comment by Carol
    November 15, 2015 at 12:01 pm  

    Hmm, very curious to learn what Darla’s issue is. As always with any of your stories, I’m hooked! Also always happy to celebrate your good news! Keep the stories coming!

  6. Comment by Teresa Cypher
    November 15, 2015 at 1:12 pm  

    Oh man, those closing sentences! I bet they were spoken in a very cool voice.

    Excellent excerpt, Maggie–it really has me intrigued too, why she jumped all over him like that.

    And BIG congratulations to you!

    Now I have to put on my moderator hat. We do have a ten sentence limit. It used to be eight, but we raised it to ten and then toughened our moderation rules so that posts going over ten would have their links deleted for that week. I’m not sure if you saw the rule change posted on our main page. It was a move to allow participants a little more room to complete thoughts in their excerpts, but still keep the bloghop from becoming too time-consuming for the participants and for the moderators.

    You’ve always been so good about following the rules. I’m guessing that the last three sentences just sort of flowed together in your count. Anyway, I didn’t delete your link this week. Just wanted to make sure you’re aware of that rule change. You’re one of our veterans and we adore you and your writing! πŸ™‚

    • Comment by Maggie Wells
      November 15, 2015 at 1:21 pm  

      Oh, man, Teresa, I’m messing up all over the place lately. No, I meant to cut the first part off and forgot. I’m usually so good with checking my sentence count. I’ll try to get my head back in the game! Thanks!

      • Comment by Teresa Cypher
        November 16, 2015 at 11:21 pm  

        Don’t give it another thought, Maggie. πŸ™‚ You are awfully busy now. I think we’ve all been there. I just didn’t want to see your link deleted from the list. Have a great week! πŸ™‚

  7. Comment by Veronica Scott
    November 15, 2015 at 2:57 pm  

    Congratulations on the sale, fantastic news and well deserved. I enjoyed the excerpt but really feel sorry for the poor guy.

  8. Comment by Jessica Hanna
    November 15, 2015 at 6:51 pm  

    Aw, I love the tough spot this guy is in. Nicely done.

  9. Comment by Caitlin Stern
    November 15, 2015 at 11:24 pm  

    Something set her warning bells off, but he might not have even realized it. Poor guy, he’ll have to regroup and try again.

  10. Comment by Amalie Cantor
    November 16, 2015 at 12:51 pm  

    Awww, I kinda feel for the guy. Still, any momma protecting her child has the absolute right to be overly suspicious. That’s the world we live in now. Congrats on the publication!

  11. Comment by Stephanie Ingram
    November 16, 2015 at 2:16 pm  

    I’m new to your blog (and to the Weekend Warriors) but congratulations on your book! I love the snippet you shared of your current WIP. If it is any indication, I will want to read both in full! Good luck πŸ™‚

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