Weekend Writing Warrior – 9/20/15

It’s release month for Going Deep! To celebrate, I’ll be sharing new excerpts from the finished product!


Like everyone else on the Gulf Coast, she’d been waiting and watching, wondering what he’d do next.

Ignoring her seafood gaffe, she switched tactics. “Your parents must be glad to have you back.”

His smile spread slowly. “You act like I’ve been gone the whole time. I did come home for Christmases, you know.”

“I just meant—”

“I spent a few weeks gathering tar balls on the beach after the spill.”

He spoke casually, but the words swirled with undercurrent. Another flash fire of embarrassment sucked the moisture from her mouth as he wrapped long fingers around his glass, sending beads of condensation scurrying.


Be sure to check out all of this weekend’s Weekend Writing Warrior posts!

Going Deep – To the heart of the story.

Making Headlines

Brooke Hastings almost won a Pulitzer Prize for her hard-hitting reportage. Now she’s sitting on the story of a lifetime and wants to prove she’s not a one-hit-wonder. But in order to get the world to take notice, she’ll need the help of the one person she loves to hate—Brian Dalton.

Brian Dalton stumbled into celebrity when he landed a show on the Earth Channel. But the hunky marine biologist never forgot the serious, studious boy who left Mobile a decade before. Now back in Alabama, he’s looking for the quiet life he always wanted and hoping for a chance with the girl he always loved. When Brooke asks him to help expose some of the lingering effects of the Gulf oil disaster, Brian jumps at the chance to help preserve the place both call home…

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14 Replies to “Weekend Writing Warrior – 9/20/15”

  1. Nice excerpt, Maggie. Sometimes less is more between folks who’ve known each other for years, don’t you think?
    Congratulations on the newest release. You are a writing machine.

    1. Thank you, Sue. At the moment, I’m a rusty machine, but hopefully I’ll get greased up and ready to go again soon!

  2. Oh, these two kids. I heart them so hard. Loved every bit of Going Deep, Maggie! Congratulations on releasing it into the world! 🙂

  3. Congratulations on the release! I enjoyed the touch of the real world in the story, with the tar ball detail…excellent excerpt.

  4. Going Deep is a great title. You can read so many different things into it…though I have to admit my mind needs a scrub about now. 🙂

  5. Ooh, I love this snippet. I’m from Florida. I can picture the “beads of condensation.” Excellent job.

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