So the coolest thing happened to me on Facebook tonight…
Some background information first: I keep my personal Facebook page and my author Facebook page separate, partially for privacy reasons and partially because I’m very outspoken and I know book readers might not want to hear my opinions on politics and social issues. I do have a few professional acquaintances on my friends list, mostly people I’ve met through various conventions and people I worked with in my CC2K days. But mostly, the people I know on Facebook are people I’ve met socially, and some of them date all the way back to high school. In other words, I figure most of them haven’t read or heard of my book, nor do they care.
I got into a discussion on a friend’s post, and by discussion I mean “minor, non-heated disagreement.” Yes, those are possible on Facebook, however you’d never know it once politics becomes involved. Thankfully, this one was not political, so the vitriol associated with those kinds of arguments was absent.
Then the person I was going back and forth with said this to me:
So for the very first time in my life, I got to say, “Yes, I am that Beth Woodward.”
Seriously, this is probably the coolest thing ever. (On a side note: see, reviews really are important!)
And then I thought, “Hmmm, maybe I should have disagreed a bit less vehemently.”
Thankfully, he followed up with this:
At least I know he didn’t take our
argument non-heated disagreement personally!
So, to the person whose name I redacted for privacy: thank you in advance for reading, and I hope you enjoy the book. And you seriously made my night. Hell, maybe my whole week!
It’s definitely good motivation to get my butt back to work on book 2, which is what I’m going to do right…now.