02 December 2010

My first blog!

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.


  1. Good luck with your novella and your new blog!!!

    Your novella sounds very good!!!

  2. Love your new blog and can't wait for your novella!

  3. I love this idea. The blog helps us to keep up with you and your books, too. I like knowing a few "inside secrets". It's great and I look forward to reading more.
    As always, I am so impressed with your ability to do it all. You really go for your dreams. I respect and admire that.

  4. Definite good luck with your novella!

  5. Great to read that you 'write what you know'. It gives more meaning not only to you, but rings true with the readers, don't you think?

    Congrats on your first blog and quick healing!

    Christine London

  6. Well, do like secrets. lol

    deidre_durance at hotmail dot com

  7. Good luck with your new blog, Beth! Looks super.
    Lots of luck, too, with your latest novella.
    Take care and hugs for your healing. ((())) (())

  8. Congrats on the new Blog, Beth! And wishing you great success with your Novella!

    hugs, Kari Thomas, www.authorkari.com