I had surgery about two weeks ago and have had to recuperate at my mother's. Unfortunately, she doesn't have internet so for the first week I went sir crazy. Luckily, I felt well enough after that week to go out, and found a nice bookstore near by where I could set up my laptop, hike my feet up while drinking a green tea frappe, and work on the things I had been putting off. Like this blog. It's nothing fancy but for now it'll work. Of course, I'll have to have my boyfriend, Brian, link this to my website: www.bethdcarter.com
Another thing I had to do was finish the edits on my upcoming novella release for Loose Id, titled "A Man After Midnight". I guess the good thing about this blog is that I can put in some of my work secrets for each story here. Maybe I'll even put a contest attached to it where someone can win a free copy when the novella is released!
So, secret #1: "A Man After Midnight" came from a song. More specifically, it came from Abba's "Gimme Gimme Gimme!".
Secret #2: The heroine, Caroline Grace, has a lot of the emotional issues I had when my marriage collapsed. In fact, many of the break up scenes are actually ones from my own!
And finally, Secret #3: The setting is in New York City, Times Square, and the original draft had a bomb scare in the hotel. That bomb scare came about because I was in the hotel where the Time Square Bomber had put his SUV. In fact, I walked right next to that SUV wondering why all the fireman were swarming around!
This if fun. I like blogging some of secrets to my books! In fact, I may do this with each one released! Thanks for reading and come back soon.