There are definitely times I think, for my stories, the more readers the lower the score. Usually this comes to mind when a tale gets a high rating, but few readers. However, No Man is an Island is off to a great start, 700 readers in 8 or so hours, and nobody likes it. Ah, well. The story is what it is, and I had fun writing it. Nobody said you had to read it!
I have no projects in the works at the moment.