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Weekend Writing Warrior – 11/29/15

Posted on Nov 29, 2015 by Maggie Wells   10 Comments | Posted in Blog

Here’s another taste of my current work, 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.


“Jeez, Mom—”

Darla saw her daughter’s ire and raised her the mom hand. “Don’t start.”

“That was Doctor Dal—”

“I know who it was.”

“You embarrassed me!”

Those three little words were enough to take the starch out of any defense Darla might have presented. Like any woman who’d survived adolescence, she felt her daughter’s discomfiture keenly. “I’m sorry, Sweets.”

“We were just talking about how he liked my Saturn!”


Good luck to everyone sprinting to finish NaNo! Be sure to check out all of this weekend’s Weekend Writing Warrior posts!


10 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warrior – 11/29/15"

  1. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    November 29, 2015 at 8:44 am  

    I’m loving these mother/daughter interactions! So realistic. Awesome work on this, Maggie! 🙂

  2. Comment by Amalie Cantor
    November 29, 2015 at 9:42 am  

    Oh, teenage embarrassment. Such a fickle thing. Love their interaction! So realistic. “…raised her the mom hand…” Who among us hasn’t seen that from some maternal figure at some point in their lives? Beautiful! 🙂

  3. Comment by Kim M
    November 29, 2015 at 9:49 am  

    I love the storyline Maggie. Falls in love with Mom and daughter! Very natural and real dialogue, nicely done.

  4. Comment by Rachel de Vine
    November 29, 2015 at 10:00 am  

    Great dialogue. Reflects the angst between a mother and her teenage daughter.

  5. Comment by Nancy Gideon
    November 29, 2015 at 10:23 am  

    Oh, the shame of embarrassing a child! Nice! Congrats on your NaNo stats!

  6. Comment by Carol
    November 29, 2015 at 12:50 pm  

    Looks like Darla is a devoted mom and thus might have to re-think her stance against the scientist. Yep, we’ve all used the “mom hand” at some point, I’m sure! Great interaction!

  7. Comment by Veronica Scott
    November 29, 2015 at 1:48 pm  

    You sure capture the whole teenage angst and embarrassment scene very well in the snippet!

  8. Comment by Edward Hoornaert
    November 29, 2015 at 2:23 pm  

    Great depiction of a situation we can all identify with.

  9. Comment by Caitlin Stern
    November 29, 2015 at 4:02 pm  

    The teen years… when embarrassment is easily triggered, but very keenly felt. Good on her mom for remembering how much a teen feels everything, though.

  10. Comment by Jessica Hanna
    December 1, 2015 at 8:19 pm  

    This is such a natural exchange that even in a few sentences we get a good feel for the characters. Nicely done.

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